BlueGold/White Star Commemorative Insignia Pin
Blue Star Commemorative Insignia - Engravable
Since 1917, it has been traditional to display a blue star when a member of the family has served in war. For those whose son, husband, father, brother, cousin, uncle, daughter, wife, mother, sister, or aunt served, they, too, were bound together by shared sacrifice. Now, you can wear this commemorative insignia as a badge of honor to signify that your loved one was in service to the nation at a time of war. Wear for your family member serving in Afghanistan – or any of the military’s outposts defending our freedom around the world. And remember, service anywhere else at any other time – Iraq, Kuwait, Korea, Vietnam, Europe, Japan – also deserves to be marked with your pride. These Blue Star Commemorative Insignia are minted in our proprietary bronze, are hand-finished with an antique patina, hand-enameled, protected with a lacquer coating, and feature a double safety clutch-back clasp to affix your insignia firmly to cap or lapel to display your loved one’s service to the world.
They are also engravable, enabling you to personalize your circumstance while sharing it proudly. On the obverse, there is room for a small message both above and beneath the star. (IMPORTANT: 11 characters including spaces per line. Enter the engraving information in the Comments box during checkout. If more than 11 characters are requested, your order will be delayed!)
The traditional design has been enhanced by adding oak leaves emblazoned beneath red translucent enamel symbolizing the love, strength, and courage exhibited by the families of the service members. The field of white upon which the blue star is displayed symbolizes truth, sincerity, purity, peace, hope, and protection, while the blue star itself symbolizes strength, protection, loyalty, truth, and wisdom.
Gold Star Commemorative Insignia - Fully Engravable
For someone who has lost a family member in defense of our nation and its borders, the gold star emblem is a mark of pride and sorrow – the joy of a loved one’s service to the nation and pride in his or her accomplishments tinged with the desolation of their loss.
Capture that joy and celebrate the life lost by wearing this commemorative insignia. Minted in our proprietary bronze, hand-finished with an antique patina, hand-enameled, protected with a lacquer coating, and featuring a double safety clutch-back clasp to affix your insignia firmly to cap or lapel, your display will honor your family member’s last full measure of devotion to all whom you meet.
Vietnam War 50th Anniversary White Star Commemorative Insignia
A half-century ago, millions of American men and women in all branches of the armed forces of the United States took the point in the struggle to prevent communist aggression and liberate the people of South Vietnam.
Some endured a special sacrifice or loss – their relative was a prisoner of war or had been declared missing in action. Now, inspired by The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, those who belong to this desperate alliance called families of Vietnam Veterans can wear this commemorative insignia as a badge of honor to signify the special nature of the sacrifice made by you and your loved one at a time of war. Worn by those who waited hopefully for those so far away, these Vietnam War 50th Anniversary White Star Commemorative Insignia are minted in our proprietary bronze, are hand-finished with an antique patina, hand-enameled, protected with a lacquer coating, and feature a double safety clutch-back clasp to affix your insignia firmly to cap or lapel to display your sacrifice and unwavering courage to the world.
On the obverse the words, “Vietnam War” and “50th" are inscribed in the same font and incuse lettering as on the Vietnam War Memorial.