Shopping For Military Products For Retirement Ceremonies

By: Jim Brown

There is an air of excitement that surrounds a group of people that are going shopping for military products that will be used at a retirement ceremony. Some of the items will be picked out by people who care a lot about the person who is finally retiring. They want the items to give credit to the fine military service career that their friend is now completing because they know that the person work hard for 20 or more years to achieve that retirement.

The festivities at these military functions are usually well received by all who attend. The group that is shopping will probably select a shadow box in a suitable size that will hold many service medals that the military member earned from duty aboard ship or on a battlefield in a far away land. The medals will be mounted in this finely constructed box and given to the military member as a symbol of thanks for all of the hard work they have done.

There are many other things to buy while shopping for military products for retirement. The group might choose to engrave the name of every command the person was stationed at during their long and prosperous career. These bronze plates will be mounted in the shadow box in the chronological order that they occurred and most people will recognize each name in an instant even if it has been shortened to an acronym because the command name was so lengthy.

One person will have to make a few telephone calls to order an American flag for the shadow box. This is the symbol for the freedom that many American servicemen have fought and died for. This American flag will be folded tightly just like every flag is at sunset and with just as much reverence as if the military member had when they were a young recruit at the start of their stellar career.

The group will surely stop at the uniform shop while shopping for military products for the retirement ceremony. There are certain medals that this individual wore on their uniform everyday for the last 20 years or more. These ribbons must be mounted on bars in the correct order and to ensure that the arrangement is right someone might choose to look in the service regulations to verify that the order is correct.

This group will walk through the uniform shop on the same path that the member followed at one time or another. They will glance through the rank insignia's and select the proper patches that can be later included in the shadow box design they are building. These chevrons will represent all of the materials of the uniform that the member wore during their career and show everyone how fast they excelled at a career it seems that they were destined to do.

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