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Originally called Armistice Day, what we now know as Veterans Day began as a way for the nation to mark the end of World War 1 on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For a few moments each year, every nation that had sent soldiers to fight and die in “the war to end all wars” paused in silence to remember those buried in Flanders Field.The name was changed to Veterans Day in 1956 because Congress recognized that not only have service personnel died or been wounded in wars large and small since 1918, but tens of millions of men and women have worn the uniform, ready to fight and die if called upon to do so even in times of peace.Veterans Day – or Remembrance Day as it is called in Canada and Great Britain – honors those who have served in their nation’s Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and, as they did during World War 2, the Merchant Marine.Today, more than 100 years after the end of the First World War, it is common to see people wearing a custom Veterans Day lapel pin alongside the celebrated poppy.
Some customers want a small and discreet Veterans Day pin, ordering them in our one-inch size with just a simple message on it. Others order two-inch pins with a message of tribute to service personnel and a more elaborate design.Either way, if you can dream it we can make it!We’ve produced Veterans Day lapel pins with the image of a poppy on it as well as pins with the flag imposed on top of a photo of a national cemetery or a line of people in the various uniforms of the military.Even if you don’t have a specific design or symbol in mind, our talented designers can come up with suggestions for you to approve. Companies use Veterans Day pins to show their support of veterans by giving them to employees, customers and suppliers. Groups that support veteran organizations use lapel pins as a token of appreciation to donors and other supporters.One reason they are ordered and used so widely is because a Veterans Day pin is very economical. They cost as little as 60 cents each depending on the quantity, size and style you order. As with all of the pins produced by PinProsPlus, everything is included in the price: