A half-century ago, millions of American men and women in all branches of the armed forces of the United States took the point in the struggle to prevent communist aggression and liberate the people of South Vietnam.
Each one had loved ones at home. 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 in Vietnam, they, too, were bound together by shared sacrifice. Now, inspired by The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, those who belong to this exclusive alliance called families of Vietnam Veterans 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. Worn by those who waited for those so far away engaged in this most honorable endeavor, these Vietnam War 50th Anniversary 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.
On the obverse the words, “Vietnam War” and “50th” are inscribed in the same font and incuse lettering as on the Vietnam War Memorial.
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 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.
This Lapel Pin measures a 3/4 inch x 1 1/4 inch (20mm x 31.75mm) rectangle.
This is a surplus NWTM item.