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.
Some endured a special sacrifice or loss – their relative was a prisoner of war or had been declared missing in action. Now, inspired by The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, those who belong to this desperate alliance called families of Vietnam Veterans can wear this commemorative insignia as a badge of honor to signify the special nature of the sacrifice made by you and your loved one at a time of war. Worn by those who waited hopefully for those so far away, these Vietnam War 50th Anniversary White 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 sacrifice and unwavering courage 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 black upon which the white star is displayed evokes the POW-MIA flag and symbolizes the gloom of the wait for the missing family member, while the white star itself symbolizes hope for a safe return.
Minted by official makers of military medals and insignia, the Vietnam 50th Anniversary White Star Commemorative Insignia is the thank you the families, whose members were asked 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.