Show of Faith: Our Best-Selling Presidential Memorabilia

There is a billion-dollar industry surrounding presidential memorabilia. Though we’ve only had 45 Presidents, collectors are enthusiastic about a broad range of items connected to the office of the President, including artwork, flags, coins, signatures, pens and more. The older the item is, the more likely it is to be valuable. Continue reading

Presents for Patriots: 15 Veteran’s Day Gift Ideas

Buying gifts can be tough. So, it’s no surprise that selecting a gift specifically for a veteran is not any easier. However, you can put your mind at ease because we’ve done the work for you. Below is a list compiled of great gift ideas for the incredible veteran in your life.

  1. Military Coin Display

 

Silhouette of Soldier on the United States flag at sunset

This item is at the top of our list because it is a great place to start if your veteran loves challenge coins and has collected them throughout his or her military career. Challenge coins instill pride in those who carry them, represent service achievements and capture the very essence of the military. Nothing would make veterans happier than to show off their accomplishments with a beautiful military coin display.

  1. Survival Cord Bracelets

This particular item is great for those who love to spend their time outside. Each military bracelet boasts 14 feet of 550 paracord, meaning the bracelet can be unraveled and used in an emergency. They come in many unique designs, including options for each branch of the military.

  1. Antique Patriotic Eagle

Nothing says freedom quite like the bald eagle. Our eagle plaque is created using rust-resistant recycled aluminum and is available in two sizes. This piece is painted with all-weather brass paint, which makes it perfect for an indoor or outdoor decoration.

  1. License Plates and Car Tags

Veterans feel a sense of pride and camaraderie when they drive around with a license plate frame that shows they have served their country. It also makes them proud when other vehicles have the same show of service.

  1. An Army Flag

All veterans are proud of the branch they served in, deserving something beautiful to show their loyalty. The army flag represents duty, personal courage, selfless service and honor. This gift will ensure your veteran never forgets those values.

Flag of Armed Forces of the United States

  1. The Gadsden Flag

More commonly known for its “Don’t Tread on Me” statement, these Gadsden flags are the ultimate tax protest symbol. They come in many different sizes, depending on your needs. We also offer other products such as hats and t-shirts with this signature phrase.

  1. The Veteran Cap

The most surefire way to identify a veteran is by a veteran cap. Since they are made for every type of veteran, the cap is a popular item and a great way to show your love with a simpler gift.

  1. Patriotic Pins

Our patriotic pins are perfect for women veterans looking for something more feminine. We have several options from the American flag to the Liberty Bell. These pins are beautiful and can be worn with pride on any piece of clothing.

  1. Iwo Jima Statue

Nothing embodies the ideals of soldiers’ patriotism and determination quite like this Iwo Jima statue. Created with top-quality zinc die cast and polished with an antique bronze finish, this gift is sure to be the centerpiece of any desk, bookshelf or display case.

  1. Bullet Bottle Opener

Whether you are celebrating something special or just need to take a load off, this bullet bottle opener will help get you get there. This item is made from a once-fired, military grade .50 caliber bullet, and demilitarized for your enjoyment. You can’t go wrong when presenting a gift like this to a veteran!

  1. American Eagle Statuette

Any veteran would love a beautifully brass-finished American eagle on display at home. Customize it with your choice of U.S. Armed Forces emblems or the Great Seal of the United States.

Submarine against the evening sky

  1. S. Navy Emblem Christmas Ornament

Carefully crafted with inspired brush strokes, glitter accents and hand-painted with the U.S. Navy emblem, this Christmas gift is sure to make your sailor’s holidays a little brighter.

  1. These Colors Don’t Run Vintage Sign

This is another very popular statement among the military and veteran community. This vintage sign will be a hit with the vivid colors and fantastic design. Add character to any office or room in the home with this unique gift.

  1. Navy Pin-Up Vintage Metal Sign

This is yet another favorite among our wonderful sailors! Handcrafted with heavy gauge American steel and processed for a long-lasting and durable finish, your navy veteran won’t be able to resist this vintage sign with its nostalgic look and feel.

  1. The American Flag

This may seem like a go-to gift, but we can’t think of anything else that embodies the emotions veterans feel when they see the American flag. They have bled for that flag and have seen friends die for it. Our American flags are made in America, by Americans, for Americans.

Heroes’ Hangouts – 25 VFW Posts You Should Know

Heroes' Hangouts – 25 VFW Posts You Should Know

Americans owe a great deal of gratitude to veterans who have served in foreign wars to defend the United States and its interests. Thanks to the sacrifices of these brave men and women who show their allegiance to the American flag, we get to enjoy the freedoms that we have in the United States. To show our gratitude, our society thanks veterans through organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which has many independent posts across the country. Continue reading

Virginia Flag: History and Significance

Virginia flag on the mast

The wide variety of designs, colors, and styles of our nation’s state flags is stunning. Every state has a banner that flies over state buildings, in schools and in many homes of proud residents. The Commonwealth of Virginia is no exception. While it is like many other state flags that feature the state seal on a blue field, the Virginia flag is the omnipresent symbol of a great state with a long and interesting history. Continue reading

Ode to Our American Flag – How the Star-Spangled Banner Became National Anthem

 

Until the War of 1812, the primary function of the American flag was to identify ships and forts. The flag didn’t attract the reverence of the public. It wasn’t until Francis Scott Key wrote a song glorifying it that the flag took on symbolic meaning to Americans. The sight of the flag rallied Key and his fellow prisoners. Continue reading

Top 21 Places to See Historical American Flags

People and nations keep relics, and these relics connect us to our own lives, our family’s experiences, and our nation’s history. These connections help form, in Lincoln’s words, the “mystic chords of union” which tie us together.

Powerful connections are made with historical American flags. They remind us of key events in our nation’s life. Like a 21-gun salute, here are 21 places you can experience these important symbols of the American experience. Continue reading