Veterans Day: Military Memories

In the USA today it is Veterans Day, a federal holiday observed annually on November 11 which honors military persons who have served in the United States armed forces: army, navy, air force, marines, and coast guard.

There are stories to be shared and remembered and those which will remain only in the hearts and minds of the individuals.

There are also the tangible items from one’s service such as the medals, ribbons, and insignias. Perhaps there are letters and photos that were exchanged between loved ones.  What happens to all these things as time goes by? Like most momentos, they may get stored somewhere in a box and forgotten about.

But…there is a better way.  There are ways to proudly display these special items so that they hold a place of honor in the home and don’t become clutter that is stashed away.

Here are some ideas to display your memories:

  • shadow boxes
  • framed as an art piece
  • keepsake boxes
  • scrapbook albums

There are some really creative ideas on Pinterest that can provide inspiration on the ‘how tos’ for these projects.  Even the non-artistically inclined can find something for this memory preservation project. If you have other ideas to share how you or a loved one has preserved military memories, drop a line in the comments.

Thank you for your service!

Karen, The Klutter Koach

November 11, 2019

Published by Karen Furman

Hi. I’m Karen Furman, a home organizer and decluttering professional. Organizing is something I’ve been doing since 1st grade when used to straighten everyone’s desks. Fast forward a few decades later, I turned my passion for organizing into a business. Philosophy = Your home should be organized so you know where things are, to the degree that you feel relaxed and not stressed in your space. Method = A combination of Marie Kondo + FlyLady + my own style. YOU make the decisions. YOU decide what to keep and not to keep. I help provide clarity. Attitude = Positive, enthusiastic, non-judgmental

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