It’s important to remember the sacrifices our veterans have made for our country, and we should be doing everything we can to honour them.
Australia has a proud military history and there are currently 58,000 permanent and 27,500 active reserve personnel across the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. While the exact number of surviving veterans in Australia is unknown, there are 184,000 veterans currently receiving Department of Veterans’ Affairs pensions, allowances, treatment or pharmaceuticals.
These men and women have served our country with honour and distinction. We should never take for granted what these brave Australians do for us every single day; it’s time we start showing them how much we appreciate their sacrifices through commemorating military service in meaningful ways that truly make an impact in their lives.
How To Commemorate Military Service
There are so many ways to celebrate and honour those who have served. You can find a gift that will be meaningful, personal and one-of-a-kind.
It doesn’t matter if they are still on active duty or retired, there is always a reason to show appreciation for their service with something special like this. And since it comes from you, it means even more than just another token of gratitude.
The best part is that these gifts never go out of style because they are timeless pieces cherished by the recipient.
Physical items are not the only way to commemorate those who have served (and those on active duty); simply showing your respect is vital. There are many ways to commemorate veterans, but attending ANZAC Day services and remembering their sacrifices on Remembrance Day is one of the best.
You can also learn more about Australia’s history by visiting memorial sites around the country.
Why Our Military Plaques Are The Ultimate Way To Show Your Respect
Are you looking for a way to show your respect and gratitude towards the men and women who serve our country? Maybe your son or daughter is returning home from a tour?
Our military plaques are an incredible way to honour those who have given their lives while serving our nation.
They’re also perfect for honouring veterans, active-duty members or anyone else who has served. Each plaque is handcrafted with care by skilled artisans using only the finest materials available. We take great pride in creating something that will last forever as a testament to your loved one’s legacy.
You can choose from several different styles of plaques, including traditional military-style designs or more modern options, all engraved with a heartfelt message. No matter which type you choose, each plaque comes complete with custom engraving so you can add any name or dates you want along with personal messages.
It’s the perfect gift that generations will cherish to come.
Military Plaque Spin Casts
If you have already purchased a military plaque to celebrate the service of a loved one or colleague, you may be wondering if the plaque can be updated to celebrate a specific milestone or achievement. Spin casts are small accessories that can be included on a military plaque to celebrate an occasion such as an award or as a thank you/farewell momentum.
For example, if your daughter has finished serving with the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps, a Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps spin cast will be a fitting addition to her military plaque. Similarly, if your husband has just been commended for his work with the 5th Aviation Army, a 5th Aviation Army acrylic replica spin cast will be a memorable gift.
Who Should Consider Purchasing A Military Plaque?
If you have a relationship, whether professional or personal, with a retired or active military veteran, you may wish to gift them a military plaque. Some people, however, are unsure if they have the right to purchase a military plaque if they have not served in the military themselves. Any military plaque that is purchased and given with respect is likely to be extremely well received.
Individuals who may wish to consider purchasing a military plaque include:
Military Spouses & Families
If you have a partner or parent who is serving/has served in the military, a military plaque is a thoughtful way to commemorate their service. Military plaques can also serve as a visual reminder when a loved one is working away from home with the military of why they are away and the great sacrifice they are making. Young children, for example, can look at a military plaque if they miss a parent who is active in service, to feel connected with their loved one.
Commanding Officers (COs)
If you are in command of a military unit, you may wish to commission military plaques to celebrate the achievements or milestones of the men or women you command. For example, you may wish to gift a military plaque to a veteran who is retiring. You can also gift spin casts when an individual under your command shows an excellent work ethic or reaches a career milestone.
RSL Clubs (Returning Service League)
RSL clubs are support and social clubs for people who have served or are currently serving in the Australian military. If you own, manage or are a member of an RSL club, you are likely to be proud of your fellow club members. If you would like to celebrate the members of your RSL club, commissioning a military plaque that lists your members and their achievements can be a great way to create a community atmosphere and honour veterans in the right way. If your RSL club is growing, you may wish to purchase a perpetual plaque that can be added to regularly.
Military Friends & Employees
Honouring a friend who serves in the military is a respectful and well-appreciated act. Some serving military employees and veterans may miss their friends whilst away from home and feel supported by their loved ones through a military plaque that reminds them of the love they have at home.
If you employ a retired military veteran, gifting them with a plaque to hang in their home, at their desk or in their office serves as a constant reminder that their country and company is proud of them.