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United States Commemorative Medals

The majority of veterans are not familiar with more than 77 commemorative medals. The tradition of issuing commemorative medals had been existent since the Revolutionary War, or for more than 231 years. Then, as now, they recognize campaigns, service or historical events a veteran participated in or supported.

Commemorative medals have grown in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations.

Several commemorative medals have replaced ribbons such as the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, the Combat Action Ribbon and one we use often in place of a ribbon: the U.S. Armed Forces Retired Service Commemorative Medal. For our certificates we have placed many commemoratives for the 60th anniversary of WW II and the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. Take a look and see what you are eligible for.

It is interesting to note that often commemoratives are issued before the goverment campaign medals have been minted. The two most recent examples being the Liberation of Afghanistan and the Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medals. We know the newest ones may not yet be displayed on this page, however we do have access to them and can place them on your certificate. If you know of any of any other military commemoratives that we do not have listed here please let us know.

If you do not see what you need in this list that does not mean we don't have it. New ones are being added all the time, so don't be shy. Order your certificate and we'll get your medals for you.

All Medals Certificate

Our "ALL MEDALS" Certificate displays up to 18 high quality images of your medals, 24 ribbons and 2 badges. Our All Medals Certificate highlights your service name, your name and your service emblem as well as your medals and ribbons. If fewer only 2 lines of medals are needed we can fit in the embossed bronze seal and if fewer ribbons we can place more text.

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All Medals Certificate
Commemorative Medals For All Services

Airborne and Air Assault Commemorative
To honor all Military Personnel who served in Airborne and Air Assault units.

Air Combat Action Commemorative
To honor all United States Aircrew members who served in air combat.

American Defense Service Commemorative
To honor those who served at least 30 days in
the United States during any period of service.

Armed Forces Retired Service Commemorative
To honor all military personnel of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, who have served in the Armed Forces and officially retired from the Active, Guard or Reserve Forces.

Combat Service Commemorative
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served in an overseas combat theatre or expeditionary combat operation.

Foreign Expeditionary Service Commemorative
To honor all US Armed Forces who served in a foreign Expeditionary operation outside the United States.



Honorable Service Commemorative
to honor those who received an Honorable Discharge from any United States military service.

Meritorious Unit Citation Commemorative
To honor all US military personnel who received a US Meritorious Unit Citation or a US Meritorious Unit Commendation from WWII to present.

National Guard and Reserve Commemorative
Designed to honor the devotion, loyalty and achievement of all who have served in the United States national Guard and Reserve Forces over
the past 200 years.

Overseas Service Commemorative
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served in an overseas theatre or expeditionary operation outside the United States for 30 days or more.

Presidential Unit Citation Commemorative
To honor all US military personnel who were awarded a US presidential Unit Citation for service in a combat theatre or expeditionary operation during any period of service.

Sea Service Commemorative
To honor Navy, SMC, USCG, USMM personnel who served at sea for at least 30 days of continuous service.


NATO Service Commemorative
To honor all US Armed Forces who served in Europe anytime from 1949 to present.
Special Operations Commemorative

Special Operations Commemorative
To honor all Military Personnel who have servedin Special Operations.

United Nations Military Service Commemorative
To honor all US Armed forces who served in United Nations Operations or in direct support anytime from 1950 to present.

UN In Service of Peace Commemorative
To honor the troops involved in the many United Nations Peacekeeping missions worldwide which help countries torn by conflict create conditions for lasting peace.
 

 
Individual Service Commemorative Medals


Combat Action Commemorative
(USN/USMC/USCG
)
To honor all Sailors, Marines and Coast
Guard who qualify for the Combat Action Ribbon from World War II to present.
Air Force Commemorative
Air Force Commemorative
To honor all personnel who have honorable military service in the US Air Force.
Air Force Service Commemorative
Air Force Service Commemorative
To honor all Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Airmen who have honorable service in the United States Air Force between 1947 and 2003.
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Commemorative

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Commemorative
To honor all Airmen awarded the USAF Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon
Army Commemorative
Army Commemorative
To honor all who have honorable military service in the U.S. Army between 1775 and the present.

Army Service Commemorative
To honor all Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers who have honorable service in the United States Army between 1775 and 2003.

Coast Guard Commemorative
To honor all Officers, Petty Officers and seamen who have honorable service in the United States Coast Guard between 1789 to present.


Coast Guard Service Commemorative
To honor all Officers, Petty Officers and Seamen who have honorable service in the United States Coast Guard between 1789 and 2003.

Marine Corps Commemorative
To honor all who have honorable military service in the US Marine Corps between 1775 and the present.


Marine Corps Service Commemorative
To honor all Officers, Petty Officers and Seamen who have honorable service in the United States Coast Guard between 1789 and 2003.

Navy Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation Commemorative
To honor all Navy and Marine Corps personnel awarded the Navy, Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon.
Navy Marine Unit Commendation Commemorative
Navy Marine Unit Commendation Commemorative
To honor all Navy and Marine Corps personnel awarded the Navy, Marine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon.
Navy Commemorative

Navy Commemorative
To honor all personnel who have honorable military service in the US Navy.

Navy Service Commemorative
To honor all Officers, Petty Officers and Seamen who have honorable service in the United States Navy between 1775 and 2003.

Navy Battle Efficiency Award Commemorative
To honor all Navy and Marine personnel awarded the Navy Battle Efficiency Medal/Ribbon.

Guard and Reserve Mobilization Commemorative
To honor all US Armed Forces who have been mobilized since Sept. 8, 1939 to present.

Merchant Marine All Veteran's Commemorative
To honor the brave civilian merchant marines who risked their lives in service to their country.
Merchant Marine Soviet Commemorative
Merchant Marine Soviet Commemorative
Awarded to U.S. merchant mariners who participated in the Arctic Convoys to the city of Murmansk.
       
Global War on Terrorism Commemorative Medals
Global War on Terror Service Commemorative
To honor all US military personnel who served during the Global War on Terrorism either in the United States or overseas.
(2001 to an undetermined date) 
Liberation of Afghanistan Commemorative
To honor those US military personnel who served in the Liberationof Afghanistan or in direct support of the Liberation of Afthanistan and the ongoing operations in that country.
Operation Iraqi Freedom Commemorative
Operation Iraqi Freedom Commemorative
To honor those US military personnel who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, or in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom including the occupation of Iraq.
Afghanistan Commemorative
Afghanistan Commemorative
To honor the troops involved in Operation Enduring Freedom from October 7, 2001 to the present, with its mission to dismantle the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, and wipe out its bases in Afghanistan.
Liberation of Kuwait Commemorative
To honor all military personnel who served in the South West Asia Theater of Operations or in support of the Literation of Kuwait between 1990-2000.
Global War on Terror Commemorative
To honor
those military and non-military personnel involved in the Global war on Terror.

9-11 Medal
A special decoration of the U.S. Department of Transportation which was first created in 2002 which recognizes those civilians and members of the military who performed heroic deeds and valorous accomplishments in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States of America.
9-11 Ribbon ~ (Ribbon Only)
A military decoration of the U.S. Department of Transportation that was issued to both civilians and military personnel who, through service with the United States Department of Transportation, contributed to the recovery of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
Vietnam War Commemorative Medals
Defense of Vietnam Commemorative
Defense of Vietnam Commemorative (or Vietnam Service Commemorative)
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served in South Vietnam or in direct support from Thailand, Guam, Okinawa, Philippines or the waters off shore between 1960 and 1975.
RVN Civil Actions Unit Citation Commemorative
RVN Civil Actions Unit Citation Commemorative
To honor all US Armed Forces who were awarded the RVN Civil Actions Unit Citation Ribbon.
RVN Gallantry Cross Commemorative
RVN Gallantry Cross Commemorative
( or Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Commemorative )

To honor all US military personnel whose unit or ship was awareded the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Meritorious Unit Citation.
Vietnam TET Offensive Commemorative
Vietnam TET Offensive Commemorative
This commemorative medal honors those who participated in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War Veterans Commemorative

Vietnam War Veterans Commemorative:
Honors all US Veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

Disabled Veterans of the Vietnam War Commemorative
Disabled Veterans of the Vietnam War Commemorative:
Honors the many US veterans who suffered disabilities from serving during the Vietnam War
TET Campaign Commemorative
Vietnam TET Campaign Commemorative
To honor all military personnel who served
in the TET Campaign.
   
Cold War Commemorative Medals
Cold War Commemorative
Cold War Commemorative
For all those awarded the Cold War Certificate by the U.S. Government.
Cold War Victory Commemorative
Cold War Victory Commemorative
To recognize all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served between Sept. 2 1945 and December 26, 1991.
       
Korean War Commemorative Medals
50th Anniversary Korean Defense Commemorative
50th Anniversary Korean Defense Commemorative
To honor all military personnel who served in South Korea or in direct support anytime between 1950 and 2003.
 
Korean Presidential Unit Citation Commemorative
Korean Presidential Unit Citation Commemorative
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who earned the Korean Presidential Unit Citation during the Korean War.
50th Anniversary Korean Defense Commemorative
Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemorative
This commemorative medal was authorized for wear during the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War to honor those who served.
Korean War Commemorative
Korean War Commemorative
This commemorative medal honors those who served during the Korean War.
World War II Commemorative Medals
50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Commemorative

50th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Commemorative
(or Pacific Campaign Commemorative)

This commemorative medal recognizes the 50th Anniversary of victory in the pacific during World War II and honors those who served.

Asiatic Pacific Victory Commemorative (also called WW II - VJ Commemorative)
Asiatic Pacific Victory Commemorative (also called WW II - VJ Commemorative)
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served in the Pacific Theatre or in direct support during WWII.
Victory in Europe Commemorative
50th Anniversary Victory in Europe Commemorative
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres during WWII.
European Air Offensive Commemorative
50th Anniversary European Air Offensive Commemorative
To honor military personnel participating in the European Air Offensive of World War II (1943-1945).
European-African-MiddleEastern WWII Victory Commemorative (also called WWII- VE Commemorative)
European-African-MiddleEastern WWII Victory Commemorative (also called WWII- VE Commemorative)
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guard who served in European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres during WWII.
Disabled WWII Commemorative
Disabled WWII Commemorative
To honor the disabled veterans of the World War II (1941 to 1945).
Philippine Liberation Commemorative
Philippine Liberation Commemorative
To honor all military personnel who served in the Liberation of the Philippines.
Iwo Jima Veteran Commemorative
Iwo Jima Veteran Commemorative
This commemorative medal honors those who served in the battle for Iwo Jima during World War II.
WW II D-Day Commemorative (Old)
To honor all who landed or served in support of U.S. Forces during the D Day invasion, June 1944.
WW II Battle of the Bulge Commemorative (New)
To Honor U.S. Armed Forces who fought or supported the Battle of the Bulge 1944-45. The medal shows combat infantry and armor with aircraft arriving in support, stopping desperate Nazi attacks.
WW II D-Day Commemorative (Regulation)
To honor all who landed or served in support of U.S. Forces during the D Day invasion, June 1944.
WW II Battle of the Bulge Commemorative
WW II Battle of the Bulge Commemorative (Old)
To Honor U.S. Armed Forces who fought or supported the Battle of the Bulge 1944-45. The medal shows combat infantry and armor with aircraft arriving in support, stopping desperate Nazi attacks.
Belgium Medal for the Liberation of Belgium Commemorative
WW II Belgium Commemorative Medal
Awarded to service personnel and resistance fighters for service during World War II.
50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Austria Commemorative
This medal commemorates one of the last campaigns in Europe, when U.S. troops liberated Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia.

China Service Commemorative
China Service Commemorative
To honor those who served in China during World War II.
China Marines 50th Anniv. Commemorative
Commemorates the departure of the Marines from China after being stationed there for many years. The medal was designed for the China Marines Veterans Society, and honors the 50th Anniversary of their departure from China in 1945.
WW II China Burma-India Commemorative
To honor the brave men that drove the trucks and flew supplies across the mountains from India and China.
50th Anniversary Okinawa Commemorative
A military decoration of the Republic of the Philippines recognizes those who participated in multiple Philippine military operations during the years of WW II.
French Liberation Commemorative
WW II French Liberation Commemorative
Awarded to the returning Free French and Allied forces who had significant contribution to the Liberation of the Country following the Landing in Normandy in 1944.
WW II D-Day Commemorative- French
WWII French Normandy Commemorative
The French Normandy medal is the official French medal that was given to Veterans that returned to Normandy for the 50th Anniversary of WWII celebration.


Philippine Independence Medal
A military decoration of the Republic of the Philippines recognizes those who participated in multiple Philippine military operations during the years of WW II.
50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam Commemorative
This medal commemorates the liberation of Guam from the Japanese. At the beginning of WWII, the Japanese had taken Guam from the U.S. Marines. Later in the war the U.S. Marines recaptured the island, and symbolically raised the US Flag over their original damaged barracks.
50th Anniversary WW II USS Missouri and Surrender at Tokyo Bay Commemorative
This medal commemorates the morning of 2 September 1945 Japan formally surrendered. The ceremonies took place on board the battleship USS Missouri, anchored with other United States' and British ships in Tokyo Bay.

Merchant Marine WW II Veteran's Commemorative
To honor the brave civilian merchant marines who risked their lives in service to their country during World War II.


WW II - Victory Commemorative
To honor all who served in the United States forces during WWII. The Goddess of Truth and Freedom raises the sword and laurel crown of Victory over Nazi and Japanese crushed shields.
50th Anniversary WW II Commemorative
50th Anniversary WW II Commemorative
To be given to all veterans of WWII
 
 

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