The American Military Families know that Memorial Day is not about backyard BBQ, neighborhood swimming pool openings, or mattress sales. Rather this is a most somber holiday where we mark the occasion to take pause from our busy lives and recognize our Nation’s Warriors whom have fallen in battle in defense of this place that we call Home.
The American Civil War
What we know now as memorial day has it’s roots in the ending of the American Civil War: The Bloodiest Conflict in American History. In the spring of 1866 the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia passed a resolution to set aside one day annually to memorialize the Confederate dead. Additionally, the secretary of the association, Mrs. Charles J. (Mary Ann) Williams was directed to author a letter inviting the ladies in every Southern state to join them in the observance. The letter was written in March 1866 and sent to all of the principal cities in the South, including Atlanta, Macon, Montgomery, Memphis, Richmond, St. Louis, Alexandria, Columbia, and New Orleans.
The date for the holiday was selected by Mrs. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rutherford Ellis. She chose April 26, the first anniversary of Confederate General Johnston’s final surrender to Union General Sherman at Bennett Place, NC. For many in the South, that marked the official end of the Civil War.
Relationship to current national Memorial Day
In 1868, General John A. Logan, who was the commander in chief of the Union Civil War Veterans Fraternity called the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), launched the Memorial Day holiday that is currently observed in the entire United States. According to General Logan’s wife, he emulated the practices of Confederate Memorial Day. She wrote that Logan “said it was not too late for the Union men of the nation to follow the example of the people of the South in perpetuating the memory of their friends who had died for the cause they thought just and right.
AMERICAN MILITARY MEMORIAL COIN
This Military Memorial We Will Never Forget 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Coin was designed specifically for all our fallen men and women of the United States military. It is a labor of love and remembrance for us to have been involved in its creation and design. It has been our goal for some time to craft a military coin of this importance as a way to identify with our fallen and to provide others with a token of our appreciation and immense thanks for everything they have done including the sacrifice they made in defending our country and preserving our way of life.
A US military memorial coin that displays the Biblical chapter and verse from 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Side A displays the military battle cross with helmet, rifle, and boots that is recognized throughout the US military as an icon of our fallen. A folded American Flag finishes the front of this military coin in the manner it is displayed and presented to the family members of the fallen. Side B displays the Biblical verse 2 Timothy on the USA flag with US Eagle.
This 2 inch, 4mm coin is one of the most stunning and detailed coins we have ever been proud to have crafted. It is with humility and honor that we offer this coin to those who have sacrificed so much for all of us.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
We Will Never Forget!
- The American Military Memorial 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Coin™.
- Deep 3d relief with metallic gold, silver and green accents
- 2 inch coin with a 4mm thickness
- Highly detailed relief.
- Coins sold individually.