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Patriotism and Purpose: Military Lapel Pins

Military lapel pins serve many purposes; patriotism, remembrance, recognition and membership. Military lapel pins are some of the most popular lapel pins today. Pins from WWII are highly collectible, and there are entire trading communities just for military pins and other memorabilia. Early lapel pins dating back to the US Civil War are the ribbon and medallion type of pin and are extremely collectible. There is a rich history to be discovered in collecting military lapel pins. The passing down of military lapel pins to younger family members is a wonderful way to stimulate an interest in world history and to share your family’s history.

Lapel pins are given to members of military squads to identify them as belonging to a certain unit or group. While these types of military lapel pins are difficult for non-military personnel to acquire, you may be able to find one via an auction, or garage sale or from a family member. Today the types of military lapel pins that are most popular are those which show support for the military. You can easily recognize a family member or friend of an enlisted person by the signature yellow ribbon pin worn on a lapel. It provides the wearer an emotional connection to a loved one far away.

It may also be worn in memory of a loved one. Military lapel pins connote many things, so a collector should be sensitive when buying and especially when displaying military lapel pins, making sure to show respect for the person who originally earned and wore the pin. The types of military lapel pins commonly found from stock lapel pin manufacturers are great ways to show support for troops and for the work done by military personnel. Lapel pins can be found for any branch of the military, with full color or simple die-cast metal. These military lapel pins are an elegant way to show your support or affiliation every day.


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