Every year on the 4th of July, we celebrate our country’s declaration of freedom. If not for the fearlessness of our founders, we would have remained under a tyrannical rule, unable to enjoy many of the rights and privileges we experience now.
It’s no wonder, then, that summertime always has us feeling patriotic. No matter whether you’re celebrating the 4th or the basic training graduation of a close friend or family member, there’s plenty of reasons to be proud to be an American this time of year.
If you’re looking to celebrate your patriotism with a gift for the military member or veteran in your life, look no further. We’ve listed some military gift ideas they’re sure to love.
A Commemorative Flag Case
American flags are one of the most sacred symbols of the country, so it makes sense that you may want to feature a flag in your home. Flags from a memorial or that have been passed down as a family treasure are especially important and should be treated as such.
Commemorative flag cases allow you to showcase a flag while it is folded into a triangle. They vary in size to allow for the different fabrics that may be used. You may choose a model that offers a shadowbox too, giving you room to show military medals or a certificate of honorable discharge.
Patriotic Wall Art
Adding a piece of patriotic wall art can be a great way to add style to your home. Looking for something with a more rustic look? Try a metal sign or a shelf in the shape of the United States. If you prefer a more farmhouse style, distressed wood can add to your design.
Wall art also makes for a great small gift to share with a loved one in your life!
An Outdoor Flag
What better way to represent patriotism at your home than to have a flag flying? American flag gifts are wrapped in tradition and meaning, perfect for the veteran in your life.
If putting a flag up at your home, you’ll need to be aware of the rules of flag code. Flying a flag comes with specific rules, including:
- Flags should only be up from sunrise to sunset unless it is properly illuminated at night
- No other flag should be displayed above the American flag
- There are specific dates when flags should be flown at half-mast. This can include certain national holidays, the death of a government official, or whenever the President or Governor orders so.
- Flags must be destroyed when in poor condition, ideally via burning Contact your local Boy Scout troop leaders for the proper flag burning ceremony rules and regulations. The scouts are usually more than ready to teach their young scouts about the proper way to retire a flag so they will certainly be able to help you out.
American Flag Gun Cases
Celebrate the United States while safely storing your guns with an American flag gun case. Not only are these a beautiful statement piece for your home, they can come with several compartments that provide the perfect space to conceal your guns from those who shouldn’t access them.
Looking for a unique spin? Choose from several finishes that can feature your branch of service, the Second Amendment, crosses and more.
A Thank You
One of the best gifts you can give any member of the armed services is a thank you. Thank them for their service and the time they spent fighting for our freedom. There’s more you can do than give a verbal gratitude though. Show your appreciation for your country by listening to their stories, volunteering to help them and donating to charities or foundations that support veterans. Gifts are always a nice gesture, but the gift of time is one they’ll treasure even longer.
If you’re shopping for patriotic gifts for veterans, contact Down Home Crafts today.
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