Crest Of The Military Wife
The "Crest of the Military Wife" recognizes the unique contributions of
the Military Wife to the strength and success of our Armed Forces. Throughout
our long and glorious history, the wives of freedom's defenders have made
sacrifices, bravely faced daunting challenges, dealt with uncertainties,
and endured hardships which have forged them into a single, elite sorority,
unique in strength, honor, integrity, and patriotism. The time-honored
tradition of selfless service by these "behind-the-scenes" champions of
liberty has too often gone unrecognized.
The "Crest of the Military Wife" was developed to help commanders as well as soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen, at all levels, recognize and honor their wives for the strength and support they provide. It is hoped that it will come to serve as a badge of honor and unity, which military wives will wear with dignity and pride.
The "Crest of the Military Wife" is beautifully styled and
rich in symbolism.
Crafted in a manner normally reserved for works of official
heraldry, it captures
the essence of what it means to be a military wife in deep, well-balanced
tones with gold trim. The "Crest of the Military Wife" is the perfect
accessory to any attire at military functions, military wives socials,
or at any time when the wearer would have it known that she is proud to
be a military wife. A striking parchment can accompany the crest, with
hand-inscribed text explaining the meaning of each symbol. This exquisite
work of art is the handiwork of the nationally renowned calligrapher,
Dick Pearson, the official calligrapher of the Kennedy White House.
is adorned with a medallion to recognize the appropriate
service (all US Military branches available). When framed together, the
crest and the parchment make a beautiful and priceless gift for presentation
at Hails & Farewells, promotions, retirements, or any ceremony at which
the wife should be honored.