The 40 & 8 Honor Society of American Veterans was started in 1920, by a few members of The American Legion. Membership is open to any and all active and retired Service Men and Women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. For information about membership, the history, mission and charitable good works of 40 & 8, please visit their website www.fortyandeight.org and www.vetcom.com to view their special Military Watches and Rings.
Members may choose to have their 40 and 8 Military Emblem affixed to their Veterans Commemoratives Military Service Branch watches and rings, which also can be further personalized with Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Career Service Emblems, Division Insignia, War Medals and Ribbons, Honor Awards (Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Bronze Star), and Special Military Forces Emblems.
In 2012 Veterans Commemoratives developed three fundraising programs, which were mailed to 40 & 8 members. The first was a special sweepstakes with a St. Patrick’s Day theme, the second a sweepstakes with a Columbus Day theme and a Holiday Address Label program which is currently being mailed. For 2013 plans are under way for two new sweepstakes and a Holiday greeting card program.
Funds raised from these special programs benefit the charities supported by 40 and 8, including The Ardery Child Welfare Trust/The Boland Scholarship Trust/Carville Star; The Youth Sports/Flags for First Graders; The Veterans Voluntary Service/Americanism/
Veterans Commemoratives, located in Wayne, Pennsylvania was founded in 1987 with a stated mission of creating unique, highly personalized products designed exclusively to honor United States Active and Veteran Service Men and Women. Vetcom.com offers the finest, highly-customized U.S. Military commemorative products in the industry. Each product may be personalized with your choice of service branch, service medals & ribbons, birthstones, your initials, years of service and more! Your satisfaction is always 100% guaranteed.