Memorial Day

Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, we remember those who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. There are many ways to do this, and creating a thoughtful display to commemorate their sacrifice is one option. You can get creative and come up with a special way to show off some military service relics.

Putting items from their service in a shadow box is a great way to keep everything together and organized, which can be decorative as well. Here are a few things you can do to make it a little extra special and sentimental.

Engraving – Make your shadow box truly customized by engraving personal information on the frame. You can do it directly on the material, or get a nice plaque to mount on it.

Flags – Adding in an American flag is traditional yet timeless, and is great for this kind of piece.

Tags – Dog tags or other ID make a memorial shadow box very unique and may be one of only a few things left to remember someone by.

Medals – Adding in any medals or other achievements during their military service will really set off the display and is a tribute to their commitment. Pins or patches are also interesting add-ins.

Photos – Photos are a fantastic memorial piece and will help relatives remember them better than simply having memorabilia.

Poem or Song – Add in some words about the person or their service that is specific to them, or something more general, such as our National Anthem or Pledge of Allegiance.

No matter how you spend Memorial Day or choose to honor those you know who have served, keeping their memory alive is important. A display can contain anything that you feel is relevant to those who have passed. You can create displays such as a shadow box, or something similar, for family members, friends, loved ones, or as a gift for others who have lost someone special.

At Capitol Medals we offer a wide variety of commemorative and keepsake gifts. We specialize in custom engraving ideal for personalizing items from our extensive catalog. We can also engrave items brought in.

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