August 7 is Purple Heart Day, a day to commemorate and appreciate the sacrifices of military members awarded the Purple Heart medal. Since 1932, more than 1.8 million service members have received the Purple Heart. It is important to make sure these veterans and the families of veterans feel appreciated.
While there are many ways to show appreciation, purchasing a gift is a great way to let a veteran know you care. Here are some ideas to show appreciation on Purple Heart Day or any day!
1. Give them a gift that lets them know you care
Celebrate Purple Heart Day and show appreciation for the veteran in your life with a lanyard from Specialist ID. Our officially licensed United States Military lanyards feature dual pre-printed designs, one on the front and one on the back, for each military branch. Choose from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, or Vietnam Veterans. These US Military lanyards are a great way to keep your keys, USB drive, or ID badge holder handy and easily accessible. The lanyards are also stylish to show your support for our veterans. You can order one as a gift for the veteran in your life, or order one for yourself to show your appreciation for our veterans on Purple Heart Day.
2. Show off your support
If you're looking for a thoughtful way to show appreciation for a veteran in your life, consider sporting this purple badge reel on Purple Heart Day. Our translucent badge reel with a swivel clip is a popular retractable reel for professionals in corporate environments. The swivel spring clip can attach to most articles of clothing, like a lapel, uniform, bag, and more. So you can place the badge holder in the most convenient spot for your needs. Afterward, slide your slot-punched photo ID badge or keys through the clear vinyl strap holder, and it'll be ready to use. Plus, the vibrant purple color of the badge reel is sure to put a smile on the face of any veteran who sees you wearing it.
3. Get something for the whole family
The Purple Heart is a medal awarded to members of the armed forces who have been wounded or killed while serving. Families of veterans who have received the Purple Heart can wear purple lanyards as a way to show their support and pride. This purple lanyard is a great way to show your support for the families of veterans on Purple Heart Day. The lanyard, made of high-quality materials, is comfortable for all-day wear. Want to take it a step further? You can choose to have the lanyard custom printed with the name of your loved one, or you can have it engraved with a message of support. You can even add a badge buddy to it. Either way, this lanyard is a great way to show your support for the families of veterans on Purple Heart Day.
This year, on August 7, take time to recognize the service and sacrifice of those who have received a Purple Heart by thanking them for their bravery and patriotism. You can do this in person, on social media, or even with a handwritten note. No matter how you show your appreciation, make sure you take some time today to remember those who have given so much for our country. Visit Specialist ID today to browse all the veteran gifts we have to offer!