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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.
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.
Minted in the USA – of course! – by the official makers of military medals and insignia, the Vietnam 50th Anniversary Blue Star Commemorative Insignia is the thank you the families, whose members were willing to sacrifice themselves on America’s behalf, never truly received during this titanic struggle.
Whether you are buying this commemorative insignia for yourself, or you are planning to present one as a thank-you gift to someone you know who was proud of their family member’s defense of our liberty during the war, these insignia are intended to be displayed at veterans’ events and parades, at reunions, at clubs, and especially in daily life. Pinned to a lapel or a cap, it will be worn with pride by the men and women who waited on those were called to risk everything in defense of freedom.