America’s Employers Show Their Patriotism by Hiring Heroes

In today’s tough economy, many veterans returning from service struggle to find a job. Thanks to military career networks, however, community outreach has helped foster support for men and women who have bravely defended our country, or who still defend it. Across the nation, more and more employers are actively seeking veterans and those with military experience.

Military-friendly employers recognize the contributions of our armed forces, and are committed to providing veterans with the resources, training, and support they need to successfully transition to the civilian workforce. Veterans bring unique strengths and skills to the workplace. Their military experiences instill them with high standards of teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and responsibility—ideal values as colleagues and leaders. Many corporations also sponsor the U.S. military through charitable contributions and events. And for those still in the service, more than a few employers offer special benefits to support training and active duty.

Here are just a few organizations hiring our heroes:

  • AT&T
  • Marriott International
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Microsoft
  • Bank of America
  • National Science Foundation
  • Cardinal Health
  • Offshore Energy Services
  • Chevron
  • Progressive
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Redstone College
  • General Electric
  • Sam’s Club
  • Home Depot
  • Sears Holding Corp.
  • H&R Block
  • T-Mobile
  •  IKON Office
  • Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing
  •  John Deere
  • Tyson Foods
  • Kraft Foods
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  •  Kmart

Corporations are employing service members as a way to express their respect and gratitude for the tremendous sacrifices made by active military personnel and veterans, as well as their families. For more information about military-friendly employers, visit http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/job-hunting/military-friendly-employers.html.

 

 

Give your returning hero a memorable gift

US Military Bracelets, Give your returning hero a memorable gift

We recognize the courage and dedication of our armed forces, and the sacrifices they make in defense of our nation. Military deployments are long-term commitments, testing endurance and fortitude. Amid the hardships of long-term separation, out of touch with family and friends, service members not only face the dangers of potential combat, but also contend with stress, anxiety, and depression. In 2009, the U.S. military deployed 33,000 men and women to Afghanistan to fight rising Taliban forces. The last 23,000 of those dedicated troops are scheduled to return to the U.S. this September.

Welcome your hero home with a memorable and unique gift, a reminder every day that efforts and sacrifices are appreciated by family, friends, and fellow citizens.  US Military Bracelets and Pendants were designed by a veteran, to commemorate, honor, and show appreciation for the people who fight for – and have fought for – our country.

To ensure that every gift is as unique as the person receiving it, each of our high quality, stainless steel bracelets and pendants can be personalized in just about any way you like. Designed for comfort and durability, they make great gifts even for those who rarely wear jewelry.

Show the depth of your gratitude with a gift from the heart: get your returning hero a memorable and unique gift they deserve. Visit our website today and find the perfect way to say “Welcome Home” to your loved one!

Remembering A “Forgotten War”

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This Friday, July 27th, is National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.  In July of 1953, the drafting of an armistice ended a three-year civil war in Korea, drawing a demarcation line and setting up the demilitarized zone that still exists today. During those years of combat, nearly 45,000 U.S. men and women gave their lives on the Korean peninsula, fighting to restore peace and liberty to a land under conflict.

Though not officially a holiday, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day is a time to honor distinguished Korean War veterans, a day to commemorate the courage and sacrifices they made, not just for those at home in America, but for people and nations across the globe. We at Towne Craft Designs wish to show our heartfelt thanks to those who fought for freedom and democracy in Korea, and our admiration for the brave men and women who continue to defend our country every day. We urge you to take a moment to remember their sacrifices, and to show your respect and gratitude for their dedication.

Find a Perfect Fit for Your Hero

US Military Bracelets by Townecraft Designs, Finding the Perfect Fit

For that upcoming birthday or special event, it can be challenging finding just the right way to show your respect for friends or family in the military. Why not give them a unique piece of jewelry from Towne Craft Designs?  Striking but durable, our military bracelets make a great gift for anyone. They’re a perfect way to honor your loved one on any occasion!

Our men’s bracelets are fashioned in a smooth, watchband style, a terrific accessory even for men who don’t wear jewelry. Women’s bracelets feature a center tag bordered by a double heart detail, and banded with a graceful “twisted rope” design.  Towne Craft even offers bracelets for children, smaller sizes with the same stylish design as Mom and Dad. Each stainless-steel bracelet prominently displays an emblem from any of the five branches of the US military, engraved or proudly presented in sterling silver or 14K gold. And to make a truly unique keepsake, bracelets can be engraved with special messages.

For more than forty years, Towne Craft Designs has been a leader in quality jewelry design and customer service. Visit our online store today and find just the right tribute for your hero!

A Tribute for Any Day of the Year

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The calendar provides many special opportunities to commemorate those who have given their time or their lives in the armed forces. At Towne Craft Designs, though, we know that recognition isn’t just for holidays: every day is a chance to honor those men and women who serve our country.  And with our beautiful military pendants, you can show friends and loved ones the depth of your gratitude year-round.

Each 7/8” pendant is fashioned from gleaming sterling silver and hangs from a 16” diamond-cut chain. Available with insignias from all five branches of the U.S. military, our pendants are made by master craftsman and are great gifts for men or women. Each is an elegant but durable accessory for special occasions or for everyday wear, the perfect keepsake to help keep family members in the service close while they are so far away.

Towne Craft jewelry is a great way to represent your country and show your pride and admiration for its defenders – take a look at our selection and get yours today!

Raise A Glass to Your Hero

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It would be hard to imagine warm summer weather without the company of friends and loved ones. For any seasonal barbecues or special gatherings, Towne Craft Designs wine charms are a great tribute to those serving our nation.  And now, partnered with Purple Heart Homes veteran organization, they’re a way to give back to the men and women who have given so much for their country.

Our wine charms are available with emblems for all five U.S. military branches, proudly crafted from American pewter and surrounded by colored glass beads to make a distinctive and striking mark of patriotism. Each set of six also comes displayed in an attractive box, perfect to present as a special gift. And now a portion of our wine charm proceeds goes to Purple Heart Homes, founded to provide personalized housing solutions for disabled veterans and their families.

Whatever the occasion, wine charms are a fun and trendy way to show respect and admiration for your military heroes. To find out more about Purple Heart Homes, visit their website at www.purplehearthomesusa.org.

Celebrate Our Independence and Honor Our Veterans!

US Military Bracelets, Towne Craft Designs, Celebrate Our Independence and Support Our Veterans!

One of America’s most beloved and eagerly anticipated holidays is right around the corner! Each year, friends and families nation-wide gather together for BBQs, parties, and fireworks! What’s the occasion? Of course, it’s the 236th Fourth of July, or Independence Day, and it’s this Wednesday!

This year, as you enjoy the holiday, we would ask that you pause for a moment to remember the sacrifices made by those who have fought throughout our country’s history – and who are fighting this very moment – so that we can all be free. These brave men and women show incredible courage and deserve our utmost respect. Truly, there can be no freedom without the strength and willingness to defend it.

All of us at Towne Craft Designs wish you a happy and fun Independence Day!

Introducing Military Wine Glass Charms from Towne Craft Designs!

US Military Wine Charms, Towne Craft Designs

Our Military Wine Glass Charms are proudly made in the United States from American pewter, surrounded by colorful glass beads in six different hues. Each branch of the U.S. Military is smartly displayed in an attractive box – perfect for gift giving. These charms are a unique way to show your patriotism, or to “lift a glass” to all of our brave, dedicated American soldiers!

Military stemware and wine glass charms are the perfect all-American gift for house parties, Fourth of July barbeques, graduations, or for every holiday or special occasion. And if you don’t drink wine, worry not – you can even use them with beer mugs. They are certain to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy these quality charms yourself, or give them as a gift to those you love!

US Military Wine Charms: Showing your support in style!

Fun Things to Do on Flag Day with your Family

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For most of us patriotic Americans, every day is Flag Day! Recently, we asked ourselves what should we do this Flag Day to celebrate our beautiful Ol’ Glory. Since the day is not technically a holiday, we had to get creative. We put our heads together and came up with these ideas (which will be most fun if you are with your family and friends):

First of all, show your pride and fly the beautiful American Flag.

1)     Have a simple, family BBQ – Burgers, hot dogs, and lemonade in the evening ‘smells like freedom’!

2)     Bake a flag cake! You can make your stripes with strawberries and the stars with blueberries – Yum! Here is a good recipe: http://www.grocerycouponnetwork.com/community/american-flag-cake/

3)     Involve the whole family with a patriotic trivia game – Here is a good site with plenty fun for the whole family: http://www.2020site.org/fun-facts/Patriotic-Trivia-Games-and-Facts.html

We wish you and your family a fun Flag Day!

Remembering D-Day

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On Tuesday, June 6th, 1944, nearly 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, taking part in the largest amphibious landing in world history. An additional 195,700 troops on 5,000 naval vessels participated in what has gone down in history as perhaps the greatest fight for freedom the world has ever known. These brave soldiers fought fearlessly against daunting odds. Many lost their lives, or survived carrying lasting reminders of the struggle for the rest of their lives.

Tomorrow, on the anniversary of this historic day, remember to take a moment to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought – and continue to fight – so that we can be free. These brave men and women deserve our lasting respect and admiration for all they have given in service of their country.