SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Just Released: The first officially licensed Armed Forces holiday ornament created by the Spirit of Liberty Foundation to honor military heroes and their families featuring the official emblems and symbols of the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Rarely do the emblems and symbols of the five services appear together on a single item, though this first-time ornament has been officially licensed by each of the services.
"We want to establish a vehicle to honor our men and women in uniform" said Richard Rovsek, chairman of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation. "It enables those of us who benefit from the courage and sacrifice of our armed forces to demonstrate our support this holiday season and throughout the year."
In addition to the emblems and symbols of each of the services, the ornament features a visual of a gold star on an American Flag and the words "Spirit of Liberty" and "Freedom is not Free." The symbols float proudly on a flowing American Flag and feature the words "God Bless America" on the front of each ornament.
It can be purchased online, at retail and by mail order for $15.95 + shipping or $19.95+shipping with a personalized inscription.
- Online orders: www.OfficialOrnament.com
- Mail orders: Spirit of Liberty Ornament, 773 Victory highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817
- Retail outlets: check the website for a list of retailers
"As a soldier who has been deployed overseas, I know the importance of home front support, "said retired Master Sgt. Major Kaleb Weakley, recipient of two purple hearts and currently Vice President of American Warrior Brands, a Spirit of Liberty Foundation project supporting veterans. "When people remember and celebrate our service, pursuing our missions in harm's way is made easier."
The Armed Forces Ornament, a demonstration of the American spirit of liberty, will be available only until Dec. 31, 2016, after which its design will be retired.
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was originally formed to raise funds and to assist in the restoration and maintenance of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. After the restoration was completed, and in the wake of 9/11, the Foundation's mission was changed to honor and support our American Heroes in the Armed Forces past, present, and future with an emphasis on Wounded Warriors, Fallen Heroes and their families.
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation supports and honors these heroes and their families through of variety of programs and annual events including "Operation Christmas Miracle: The Believe in Santa Tour," the "Crossing of America Tour," "America's Freedom Bell's Patriots Tour" and "Liberty Flies Across America."
SOURCE The Spirit of Liberty Foundation