Mother’s Day Ideas for Military Moms

April 26th, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gifts by Branch - (Comments Off on Mother’s Day Ideas for Military Moms)

As Mother’s Day approaches, it is important to realize just how important that role is as a military mom. How to help military mom enjoy happy Mother’s Day?

Military Mom is great

There is no expressing what a mother means in one’s life. A mother is the shade in the sun, an umbrella when it rains and a crutch when you are down and out. When things go wrong, no matter how grown up you are, it is still your mother that you run to for help and comfort. It is difficult to express how important a mother is in one’s life.

Especially for military mom, being a military mom takes a great deal of strength, courage and faith. It isn’t easy not seeing your son or daughter very often, and especially difficult to be the mom of a son or daughter who is deployed overseas.

When you’re deciding what gift to give the mother of military son, keep in mind the sacrifice and contribution that a parent makes by knowing that their child is serving his country.

How to celebrate the Mother’s Day for Military Moms

A true happy Mother’s Day must be filled with love and reunion. But how to celebrate this special day for great military mom?

Military fathers

Our military should take the time this Mother’s Day to do something special for her.

  • He can buy her jewelry with his love wording.
  • If military father really want to buy her flowers, try something unique such as this patriotic glass rose. Military father can put her birthstone, or since it is Mother’s Day.
  • Brunch may not be a unique idea but military father can certainly make the setting unique.
  • Suggest that our military father invite mom to enjoy the romantic but warm movie on that night.
  • Sometimes a walk in woods with military mom is perfect.

Military sons or daughters

There are many proud moms of military service men and service woman across this great land of ours (the proud United States). And there are no better gifts to give these mom’s except for military mom’s gifts.

What kind of gifts are these?

These are gifts that are for mothers. But these gifts aren’t for just any mother, they are for the elite military mother.

Here are a few gift ideas:

  • Military mom bracelet, to recognize all military mom whose sons or daughter are currently serving or who have served proudly for them their family
  • Special photo frames. These must be large enough to display not only photographs, but medals, pendants and certificates. You know those solider men and woman are always earning awards for bravery.
  • Flags. Military mom’s love displaying these in all sizes and shapes.
  • Prepaid phone cards.
  • Care packages from  their sons and daughters
  • Crystal plaque with appreciation and love wording from the heart of military sons and daughter.

Air Force Memorial Of Memorial Day

April 20th, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gifts by Branch - (Comments Off on Air Force Memorial Of Memorial Day)

Air Force Memorial Of Memorial Day

The Air Force Memorial, honoring the millions of men and women who have served in the United States Air Force.

The United States Air Force Memorial located in Arlington. The United States Air Force Memorial which was designed by James Ingo Freed, symbolizes flight and the flying spirit with three stainless steel spires that are 270 feet high and represent contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they disperse.

The United States Air Force star emblem is embedded in granite beneath the spires. The Memorial also has a paved runway entry, a bronze Honor Guard statue, and walls with inscriptions and for visitors to pay tribute to fallen airmen.

What can we do for Air force Memorial?

  • Patriotic Education: this is for most young students, Memories Day and Air Force Memories Day is good opportunity to lead students set up the value of patriotism. Hosting reading activity to leader students read more books about theme of ‘Memorial Day”, know the history of Memorial Day, the significant meaning of Air Force Memorial.
  • Air Force service. The Air Force offers service members opportunities to earn a college education just as other military branches do. These programs, referred to as “Voluntary Education
  • To do something for Air force family
  • Show support for Air force Spouse
  • Choose traditional military gifts for Air Force troops and veterans
  • Military appreciation plaques

Memorial Day 2011

April 16th, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gifts by Branch - (Comments Off on Memorial Day 2011)

Memorial Day 2011 is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2011). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service.

Memorial Day Events

In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. Read more>>>

Memorial Day Poems

Many people have expressed eloquently the emotions of Memorial Day in their verses. Such as the Memories Day Poems below:

Memorial Day

Joyce Kilmer

We walked among the crosses

Where our fallen soldiers lay.

And listened to the bugle

As TAPS began to play.

The Chaplin led a prayer

We stood with heads bowed low.

And I thought of fallen comrades

I had known so long ago.

They came from every city

Across this fertile land.

That we might live in freedom.

They lie here Neath the sand.

I felt a little guilty

My sacrifice was small.

I only lost a little time

But these men lost their all.

Now the services are over

For this Memorial Day.

To the names upon these crosses

I just want to say,

Thanks for what you’ve given

No one could ask for more.

May you rest with God in heaven

From now through evermore.

Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow;

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain;

I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush;

I am in the graceful rush.

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,

I am the star shine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,

I am in a quiet room.

I am the birds that sing,

I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there. I do not die.

(more…)

How Does Navy Celebrate the Armed Forces Day

April 14th, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gifts by Branch - (Comments Off on How Does Navy Celebrate the Armed Forces Day)

Last articles told us how marine, army, air force celebrate the Armed Forces Day, today I would like share Navy and this special day. You may be interested in the Navy Armed Forces Day Outdoor Party.

Navy Pier is perfect location for this outdoor party. You know Navy Pier as one of the very best tourist spots of local and foreign visitors in Illinois is the Navy Pier in Chicago. Nearby is the musical carousel, hand-painted with historic narrations of the pier. Most people are fond of it that has a rich cultural ambience and fashionable element. Our navy is no exception.

Invitation

How to prepare thoughtful invitation? Here are some tips may help you:

  1. Confirm the exact title of anyone who is in the military or retired from the Navy that will be mentioned on the invitations.
  2. Use wording that dictates how formal the party will be and where it will take place.
  3. List the full names of everyone on the invitation and include the rank and branch of service any military personnel posses.
  4. Write the names and ranks of any military personnel accordingly.

Party Favors and Decorations

A nautical-theme party can be a classy event with bold colors to match. The outdoor party lights always play vital role in all the party, therefore let’s start to here.

Nothing spices up a party like some well positioned outdoor party lights. Whether subtle or bold, twinkly or dim these outdoor lights can make a big statement and really add a celebratory feel to any outdoor party.

Poster and other material used to promote the Armed Forces Day party often show images of Americans in the armed services dressed in their uniforms, also including images of those in the armed forces with their families of friends, as well as the United States Flag.

Choose classic white, red or blue navy linens/ pintuck overlay for table cloths.

Activities

In order to let all navy people enjoy the outdoor party you can miss the recitals (Military appreciation poems), musicals ( military appreciation songs), shows etc..

Between the Memorial Day and the Labor Day, fireworks demonstrations can be enjoyed every Wednesday and Saturday nights. So let the fireworks become important role at this night.

The Military Award Ceremony

Military award ceremony at the end of Party will be the highlight and grand finale. Here are the categories of military awards:

Military Award Ceremony A Soldier’s prayer. The military plaque features a touching design with praying hands subtly placed in front of the American flag. This design is both a solute and a prayer.
Military Achievement Award Ample surface allows any logo to be showcased in a big way. All text is deep etched on the front and filled with basic black. The sides are tastefully adorned with patriot stars that reflect throughout the thick crystal.
Military Service Plaque The blowing flag draws attention to this beautiful military plaque. The service history and a sincere message of appreciation shines in silver on this elegant military service plaque.
Military Leadership Plaque Stars and stripes are highlighted with a back-etched starburst making this an exciting design. This military plaque is perfect for honoring patriots for a lifetime of achievement and dedication.
Military Achievement Plaque This elegant shield plaque is back-etched with the stars & stripes of the American Flag. The Military Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievements by an individual or team from the military, government, etc.
Military Appreciation Plaque Say a warm and patriotic “thank you” with this dynamic waving flag design. The military plaque provides us an opportunity to thank our military personnel for their service to our county.

How does Army Celebrate the Armed Forces Day

April 13th, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gifts by Branch - (Comments Off on How does Army Celebrate the Armed Forces Day)

Armed Forces Day is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed Forces. It combined celebrations for all five branches of the American military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard. This article our topic is Army.

Army and Armed Forces Day Parade

Many events across the United States take place on Armed Forces Day, for army, they are the main force of Armed Forces Day Parade.

The parade consists of military units, bands, color guards, veterans groups, drill teams, floats, and patriotic community organizations. It may also hold a role for propaganda purposes, as it is used to exhibit the apparent military strength of one’s nation.

Army Parade Set

You may be interested in knowing more about the Army Parade, the set includes a nylon flag with pole hem, and gold fringe. Also included is a plated ornament, gold cord and tassel, gold aluminum pole and gold floor stand.

Army and Armed Forces Day Flag

Wave your true colors with U.S. Army flag, adorned in white letters on a crimson ribbon, with the year 1775 proudly standing high. Fly the flag on Armed Forces Day is also great way to show army’s support and patriotism.

The US Army Flag was first adopted on June 12, 1956. Traditional Army flag is made of white silk and is embroidered with a blue design of the official War Office Seal. This seal represents the United States Army after it was put into action by an act of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775.

Armed Forces Day Parade Plaques

Armed Force Day is also good time to show your appreciation and support to your troops. Say a warm and patriotic” Thank you” through your nice Armed Force Day Parade Plaque is very unique and perfect.

This is perfect appreciation gift for military, military spouse to help them remember the feature highlights of the show they found memorable while military family were in attendance.