The month of May serves as a somber time to reflect upon the contributions of our nation’s military personnel, as a couple of meaningful holidays fall on the calendar to recognize our uniformed personnel’s sacrifices. First up on the list is Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May, which falls on the 18th this year. On the heels of that celebration comes another holiday honoring our soldiers, as Memorial Day – which will be on May 27 – is intended to honor the men and women of our nation who died while serving in the Armed Forces.
With those holidays coming up fast, consider checking out some of the options COA has available to help show your appreciation for the enlisted members in your life. For starters, check out the Thank You – Military Tribute Coin Card. This offering allows purchasers to select from six different coin-based products, with each card including one of the 39-millimeter bronze coins that bear the emblem of the various U.S. military branches. These coins come secured in a “Thank You” card to the recipient to help you show appreciation for their commitment and service to their country. In addition to that option, Coins of America also offers tribute coin cards geared specifically toward members of each arm of the military, with the displays incorporating the corresponding bronze coins for members of the Air Force, the Army, the Marines, the Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard.
You may also want to take a look at the Military Commemorative Coin, which is made from .999 fine silver and comes with custom engraving on the reverse to provide a personal message to the recipient. If you want something that better suits the military man or woman in your life, check out the .999 fine silver pieces specifically recognizing members of the individual military branches. Each of these options can include custom engraving on the coin’s reverse, giving you a way to say thanks both through the coin your own words. COA also provides the U.S. Mint’s 2011 commemorative silver coin honoring the Armed Forces, with the piece available in proof and uncirculated editions.
No matter which branch of the military your loved one served in, Coins of America gives you a meaningful way to give something back to them this May!