How do you display military medals and ribbons?

How do you display military medals and ribbons?

According to the general protocol for displaying medals, the highest honors should be placed to the top left in order of precedence. It’s also advised to assemble medals of the same category together. For example, all the stars, with the highest-ranking to the top left, and then patches, pins, and ribbons.

Can you wear ribbons and medals?

The use of large medals and badges is reserved for daytime attire, but ensure not to wear large medals and ribbons at the same time. The exception is the wear of unit ribbons on the right side on the Army uniform. When wearing civilian attire, ensure you comply with the same rules as if you were in uniform.

How long is the accumulated service medal?

720 days
The Queen has approved an amendment to the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal, with the qualifying time criterion to be reduced from 36 months (1,080 days) to 24 months (720 days).

How do you arrange medals in a shadow box?

Arrange the medals in straight columns and rows, in order of level. The space between each should be at least 1 inch, but is best judged by the size of the shadow box. The medals should be placed evenly in the shadow box, with either equal or more space on the top and sides.

What are Military Medals and ribbons?

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  • Branch of Service Air Force Army Coast Guard Marine Corps Navy National Guard
  • Reserve and Special Services Civilian Awards Merchant Marine State Awards
  • Size and Finish Standard (Bronze) Anodized Full Size Miniature Medals
  • Features Commemorative Korean War United Nations Vietnam War World War II Show All
  • Where to buy military ribbons and medals?

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  • Branch of Service Air Force Army Coast Guard Marine Corps Navy National Guard
  • Reserve&Special Services Coast Guard Auxiliary Civilian Service Merchant Marine ODNI Public Health Service Reserves Show All
  • Features Commemorative Vietnam War World War II
  • How to identify military ribbons?

    Reading Military Ribbons

  • Ask a soldier. Ask a soldier.
  • Use colored pencils. Use colored pencils to sketch the ribbons you cannot identify,or use a digital camera to take pictures of the ribbons.
  • Compare your sketches or digital images.
  • Learn to recognize some.
  • Some ribbons indicate recent military campaigns.
  • Investigate the appurtenances.
  • How do you display military ribbons and medals?

    Remove the retaining pins from the display board on your shadow box so that you can later attach the medals.

  • Cut a piece of dark felt to place over the display board in the shadow box.
  • Sew the medals to the felt piece with a needle and thread.