United States Commemorative Medals

The majority of veterans are not familiar with more than 56 commemorative medals. The tradition of issuing commemorative medals had been existent since the Revolutionary War, or for more than 228 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. If you know of any of any other military commemoratives that we do not have listed here please let us know. We know the newest ones are not yet displayed on this page, however we do have access to them and can place them on your certificate.

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 of your medals and 24 of your ribbons. Our All Medals Certificate highlights your service name, your name and your service emblem as well as your medals and ribbons.

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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
serviced in an overseas combat theatre or expeditionary combat operation.

Foreign Expeditiary Service Commemorative
To honor all US Armed Forces who served in a foreign expeditiary 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.
TET Campaign Commemorative
To honor all military personnel who served
in the TET Campaign.
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.
Special Operations Commemorative
To honor all Military Personnel who have servedin Special Operations.

China Marines 50th Anniv. Commemorative

   
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 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
To honor all Airmen awarded the USAF Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon
Army Commemorative
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
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
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
To honor all Navy and Marine Corps personnel awarded the Navy, Marine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon.
Navy Commemorative
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 Veteran's Commemorative
Merchant Marine Soviet Commemorative
Global War on Terrorism Commemorative Medals
Global War on Terrorism Service Commemorative
To honor all US military personnel who served during the Global War on Terrorism, either in the United States or overseas.
Liberation of Afghanistan Commemorative
To honor those US military personnel who served i the Liberationof Afghanistan or in direct support of the Liberation of Afthanistan and the ongoing operations in that country.
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
Kuwait Commemorative Medals
Persian Gulf War Commemorative Medals
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.
Persian Gulf Campaign Commemorative
Vietnam War Commemorative Medals
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
To honor all US Armed Forces who were awarded the RVN Civil Actions Unit Citation Ribbon.
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
This commemorative medal honors those who participated in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War Veterans Commemorative
Disabled Veterans of the Vietnam War Commemorative
Cold War Commemorative Medals
Cold War 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
To honor all military personnel who served in South Korea or in direct support anytime between 1950 and 2003.
 
Korean Presidential Unit Citation Commemorative
To honro all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who earned the Korean Presidential Unit Citation during the Korean War.
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
This commemorative medal honors those who served during the Korean War.
World War II Commemorative Medals

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)
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served in the Pacific Theatre or in direct support during WWII.
50th Anniversary WW II Commemorative
European Air Offensive Commemorative
Victory in Europe Commemorative
To honor all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres during WWII.
Disabled WWII 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.
Iwo Jima Veteran Commemorative
This commemorative medal honors those who served in the battle for Iwo Jima during World War II.
Philippine Liberation Commemorative
To honor all military personnel who served in the Liberation of the Philippines.
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.
WW II D-Day Commemorative
To honor all who landed or served in support of U.S. Forces during the D Day invasion, June 1944. Medal shows soldiers, paratroopers, Air and Naval Forces assaulting the coast of France.
WW II Battle of the Bulge Commemorative
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
French Liberation Commemorative
China Service Commemorative
WW II D-Day Commemorative- French




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