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Honor A Veteran On Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, June 17, honor the special Military Veterans in your life with a personalized gift from Veterans Commemoratives.

A customized “gift of recognition” is a wonderful way to show someone you love how much you care for them on their special day. Whether it’s a husband, father, son, grandfather, nephew or friend, let him know how much you appreciate their service in the United States Military. These are gifts that they will cherish forever and pass down to future generations.

Since 1987 Veterans Commemorative), has proudly led the way in honoring Military Veterans who have served throughout the world in peace and war, from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq. We offer exclusive, highly personalized Military and War Service Watches, Jackets, Commemorative Knives and Plaques, and accessories. Check out each category on vetcom.com!

Most items, ordered by June 5th ship in time for Father’s Day delivery! Place your orders today to avoid disappointment!

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A Day in History: May 11 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day

“Since the early days of the Continental Army, the wives of our servicemen have made unselfish contributions to the spirit and well-being of their fighting men and the general welfare of their communities.” – President Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 5184, April 17, 1984

May 11 is a day set aside to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of our U.S. Military troops. It is a day to honor those who are considered the backbone of the family, supporting their spouses wherever they have been deployed.

President Ronald Reagan recognized the importance of military spouses in 1984 with Proclamation 5184. He was the first to speak about the role of the military spouse in the welfare and comfort of their family. Since then every U.S. President has celebrated the day each year, encouraging us to recognize not only military personnel, but to also recognize those who have been there to selflessly support their spouses.

It wasn’t until 1999 that Congress officially made Military Spouse Day part of National Military Appreciation Month. Recognition of Military Spouses is now celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day.

Five Fast Facts about Military Spouse Appreciation Day

  1. Just over 7% of military spouses are men.
  2. Military wives were discouraged from working outside the home until as recently as the mid-1980s.
  3. The first Military Spouse Appreciation day took place on May 23, 1984.
  4. Those in the military tend to marry at a younger age and have young children at home compared to civilians.
  5. Each year the U.S. President celebrates the day with a speech and a proclamation.

On May 11, please join Veterans Commemoratives (vetcom.com) in recognizing America’s military spouses for supporting their loved ones as they serve our country. Since 1987 it has been our privilege to honor those who have served, as well as those who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces by providing customized military rings, watches, jackets and gift items.

A Day in History: May 8 is VE (Victory in Europe) Day

“United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God’s help, go forward to our greatest victory.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

May 8 is the 73rd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, more commonly known as VE Day or V Day. On that day in 1945 the Allies of World War II formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. However, with pockets of fighting between the Germans and Soviets still occurring the next day, it wasn’t until the 9th that VE Day was celebrated in Moscow, when Stalin announced victory over the Nazis on a radio broadcast.

As the war was coming to an end in Europe, many German soldiers were concerned about being taken prisoner by the Soviet forces. Although one million Germans tried to exodus to the West when the fighting ended in Czechoslovakia ended, it was in vain. Approximately two million Germans were taken prisoner just prior to and after the surrender.

Five Fast Facts about VE Day

  1. Although it didn’t take place until May 8, 1945, the term VE Day existed as early as September 1944, as the Allies anticipated victory.
  2. Germany’s surrender was not signed by Adolf Hitler, who had committed suicide. It was signed by his successor, Karl Donitz.
  3. More than 1 million people in the UK took to the streets to celebrate the end of the European part of the war.
  4. The victory occurred on President Harry S Truman’s 61st birthday.
  5. President Truman dedicated the victory to President Franklin D Roosevelt, who died less than a month earlier.

Although it has been 73 years, May 8, 1945 will be a day etched in the memories of those who witnessed almost six years of war. It is a war that cost millions of lives and destroyed many families. Even though it would be several more months until Japan surrendered, May 8 was a day of rejoicing, a day to look toward the future when World War II would end.

Since 1987, Veterans Commemoratives has been proud to honor our Military Veterans who have bravely served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq, as well as those who have served around the world in peacekeeping missions. Visit our website, vetcom.com to review all of our products.

Honoring our Nation’s Heroes: May is National Military Appreciation Month

In 1999 Congress designated May as Military Appreciation Month. It is a time for our country to honor those who have served in the past as well as those who are currently in the Armed Forces. The month of May was selected because it contains many dates that celebrate and honor our military achievements, including: VE Day, commemorating the end of World War II in Europe; Memorial Day; Armed Forces Day and Loyalty Day.

Each year, the President makes a proclamation to remind our citizens of the important role of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is a time for us to remember how those who served have preserved the freedom of our country.

As we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, please join Veterans Commemoratives in honoring, remembering and appreciating those who have served as well as those who are currently serving in our U.S. Armed Forces Since 1987 Veterans Commemoratives has been providing customized military rings, watches, jackets and gift items to honor Military Veterans who have served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Desert Storm, and ongoing peacekeeping efforts throughout the world.

A Day in History: April 23 is the Army Reserves 110th Birthday

On April 23 the Army Reserve will celebrate its 110th Birthday. Originally created by Congress as the Medical Reserve Corps, it wasn’t until after World War I that the organization became known as the Army Reserve. Although it began as just a small group of medical professionals, today the Army Reserve provides ready access to trained forces to participate in major operations worldwide.

The Army Reserve has participated in World Wars as well as the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War. More recently, since 9/11, because the active-duty Army couldn’t fight this conflict alone, our Army Reserve Soldiers have been active in the Global War against terrorism. Today there are more than 200,000 Army Reserve Soldiers serving throughout the world.

Five Facts about the Army Reserve

  1. An Army Reserve soldier spends one weekend a month on duty and two weeks a year in training.
  2. Depending on the job you have within the Army Reserve, the length of service is between 3 – 6 years.
  3. Army Reserve soldiers can live anywhere in the country.
  4. Army Reserve soldiers are posted across 20 time zones.
  5. With soldiers mobilized and deployed in more than 30 countries across the globe, today’s Army Reserve is the most battle-tested Reserve in our country’s history.

We sometimes forget about those who aren’t in active duty; however it’s important to show our appreciation to all of those in the Reserve. Now, more than ever, the Army relies on the Reserves to complete their missions. Veteran’s Commemoratives (vetcom.com) expresses its “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO COUNTRY” to Army Reservists and all proud Military Veterans throughout the world.

A Day in History: The Air Force Reserve Celebrates Its 70th Birthday April 14

President Harry S. Truman established the Air Force Reserve on April 14, 1948. A critical part of our U.S. Armed Forces, their mission is to provide combat ready forces to Fly, Fight and Win.

While the Air Force Reserve may have started as a stand-by mode, it has evolved over the years, integrating itself fully with the Air Force throughout the world. More than 20% of the Air Force’s missions are accomplished through the efforts of the Air Force Reserves. In addition to traditional flying missions, the Air Force Reserve also performs specialized missions such as Modular Aerial Fire Fighting, Personnel Recovery, and Weather Reconnaissance.

Five Facts about the Air Force Reserve

  1. Total number of Air Forced Reservists is 69,200.
  2. 80% are Enlisted, while the remaining 20% are Officers.
  3. Robins Air Force Base in Georgia is the Reserve’s headquarters.
  4. There are a total of 9 Reserve bases.
  5. The Air Force Reserve is under the command of the President of the United States as the Commander in Chief.

Since the Korean War in the 1950s, the Air Force Reserve has participated in all the major conflicts, including Vietnam, the Cuban Missile Conflict, and Desert Storm. In 1997 the Air Force Reserve was officially named the Air Force Reserve Command, becoming the Air Force’s ninth major command.

As we celebrate the Air Force Reserve’s birthday, Veteran’s Commemoratives (vetcom.com) honors those who have been a part of the Air Force, as well as Veterans of all of our armed forces. Veterans Commemoratives is proud to provide a large selection of customized jackets, rings and watches.

  • Our Career Rings are handcrafted in America with precious metals (gold and silver) and feature Service Branch emblems, career insignia, war medals and ribbons in official colors, personal birthstones – all designed to create a unique ring for each service veteran.
  • Our Military Diamond Dress Watches feature custom dials with your service branch emblem minted on a high-relief, and a diamond marking the 12 o’clock hour for an added touch of elegance.
  • Our U.S. Military Elite Bomber Jacket is tailored with fine, top-grain leather. It is available with an optional conceal-carry feature for those licensed to carry firearms. Service Branch woven patches in official colors are available, as are War Service and American Flag patches.

Honoring the Army – April 6 is Army Day

“I have proclaimed April 6 Army Day. That day means more than ever to us this year. We are fighting an all-out war in defense of our rights and liberties.” – Franklin Roosevelt

The origin of Army Day goes back to Defense Test Day, which was held in 1924 and 1925. After Congress disallowed future observances, the Military Order of the World War, a national patriotic organization, established Army Day. First celebrated on May 1, the date was changed to April 6, the anniversary date of our country’s entry into World War I.

In 1936 President Franklin Roosevelt issued a proclamation that Army Day be recognized and observed nationwide. Congress passed the resolution in 1937. Army Day was created to bring the country’s awareness to national defense, to acquaint them with the Army’s activities, and to stress the importance of military preparedness. It was also established to commemorate those in all the armed forces as well as the civilians who supported them.

Formed in 1775, the U.S. Army has been the primary land based part of our country’s Armed Forces. On the front line, they have participated throughout the world “to fight and win our Nation’s wars, by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders.”

Although Army Day was last nationally recognized in 1949, Veterans of all United States Armed Forces are honored and appreciated each and every day of the year.

We at Veterans Commemoratives are proud to be an Official Army Licensee, providing customized Army Service rings, watches, and jackets to honor our Military Veterans. Licensing fees paid for the use of Army trademarks provide support for the U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs

  • Our U.S. Army Career Service Rings are handcrafted in America and feature a 10K gold service emblem, career insignia, the Veteran’s personal birthstones, engraved initials and years of service.
  • Our United States Military MA-1 Bravo Jacket is personalized with officially licensed Service Branch woven patches. Each jacket may be further customized with a War Service and American Flag patch. For those licensed to carry a firearm, dual conceal carry pockets are available.
  • Our U.S. Army Watches feature Service Branch emblems on the dial, and are customized with the Veteran’s personal birthstones and monogram.