Challenge coins have long been used to honor the valiant actions of those in the armed forces. Coins are given to servicemen and women that complete certain trainings or special missions. Additionally, they are given as an award to those that have demonstrated excellence in their performance of duty. Recently, challenge coins have also been used to honor those that have fallen in battle. The Carolina Field of Honor Coin stands as a perfect example of such use.
Remembering Those That Have Fallen
The Carolina Field of Honor is a memorial park set within the Triad Park in North Carolina. It is being constructed to honor those have fought in any of the wars and peace missions in which the United States has been involved throughout history. The park serves to connect each mission, and more importantly, the soldiers involved to one another in order to recognize their sacrifices and commitment in defending our proud nation.
While the memorial park will help to preserve the history and pride associated with each mission and battle, its greater purpose will be to educate future generations about the sacrifices made by those that came before them. The Carolina Field of Honor is designed to cater to large groups of school children and tourists, and even has a Parade Deck that is designated for special ceremonies for such public service groups as military units, the Boy Scouts, and law enforcement.
Using Custom Challenge Coins to Commemorate the Park’s Opening
In order to celebrate the opening of the park, both Forsyth and Guilford counties had a special set of challenge coins designed. Because challenge coins have historically been used to honor military servicemen and women, they were the obvious choice for a commemorative token. The Carolina Field of Honor Coin will be distributed to those involved in its creation, and could very well be used to promote the opening of the park.
Celebrating Public Works Projects with Challenge Coins
Challenge coins are being used more frequently than ever to honor and celebrate important events with purposes that fall of those traditionally used by the military. The individuals behind many public works projects in the United States are using challenge coins as a means of celebrating the project’s completion. In the case of the Carolina Field of Honor coin, the planned distribution of the coins serves to celebrate the new memorial park while also honoring those that fought to preserve our nation’s liberties.
Challenge coins used to celebrate the completion of such projects as the Carolina Field of Honor are typically similar in style. They generally feature a specific date and the name of the building, park, bridge, or other newly opened or renovated area. On the flip side of the coin, a picture or 3D rendering that symbolizes the purpose of the project is used. For the design and opening of a park similar to the Carolina Field of Honor, an organization may wish to design challenge coins that feature an honorable soldier.
If you would like to design challenge coins to celebrate the opening of a new park, building, or bridge, please feel free to contact us, and one of our representatives will assist you with all of your needs and questions.