Displaying your family’s service is an important part of telling its story.
In addition to the usual places, such as cabinets and the dining table, it can be displayed on walls, doors, and windows using frames, plaques, or pictures. It can also be displayed in books, mementos, photos, and other personal items.
Here are some best ways to display your family’s service within the home.
A framed photo or picture of your family’s service is the most common way to display it within the home. There are many styles and sizes, ranging from small pictures on a wall to large pieces with a frame that can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf. It is important to choose frames that complement your home.
You can also repurpose DIY frames to come up with exciting décor for you home.
Plaques can also be used to display family members’ service. You can buy them individually, but it’s more cost-effective and easier to make them yourself using woodworking tools and materials you may already have in your home. There are many different ways to make plaques, such as photos or pictures of individual people or families, words and phrases, and even words only.
Service Challenge Coins
Challenge coins are a great way to display your family’s service. You can buy them or make your own using items that you already have in your home. Challenge coins are also useful for various types of military service, such as the US Army’s Special Forces, US Marine Corps, and Navy SEALs. If they were in the marine service, you can honor them using a few Marine Corps challenge coins.
Another way to display your family’s service is through a ring. You can find service rings for sale at military surplus stores, but you may be able to get them online or at dollar stores. Rings are usually made of gold, silver, or platinum, with the letter “R” inside the ring in place of the stone. The letters “R” and “S” are often replaced with other letters depending on the branch of military service represented by the ring.
For example, Navy SEALs use a ring with an eagle on top; US Army Special Forces use a ring with an M-16 assault rifle on top; and Marine Corps use a ring with an artillery gun on top instead of an M-16 assault rifle. USMC uses a ring with an M-14 rifle instead of an M-16 assault rifle. The modifications on the ring depend on the branch of military service.
A service book can also be used to display your family’s service. You can buy books that have been created by veterans or made by other people. You can also make your own book using items you already have in your home, such as photos and pictures.
It’s impossible to talk about service without recognizing someone’s vital role in its display. A home is a place where family members gather and stay together for long periods, so it’s crucial to make the most of this space.
From changing the décor to adding family photographs, there are many ways to show your service pride. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or other events, consider using the above ways to display your family’s service.