Deploy Peace Contest
A while ago I was flipping through magazines and came across an article in Ladies Home Journal featuring a company called Deploy Peace. I quickly read the article to myself and then had to reread the entire thing for The Husband with growing awe and wonderment at what these women are doing for our troops.
The Husband has a long-standing obsession with the modified peace symbol using a B-52 bomber in place of typical peace symbol. There on the pages in front of me were these incredible dog tags made of upcyled aircraft parts staring me in the face. I shot off an email to Karen at Deployed Peace and asked if she’d mind if I featured her here, showing off her products. Not only did she not mind, she generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for my dear readers and friends. Together, with the lovely Karen of Deployed Peace we’re giving away five dog tags made of upcycled aircraft.
Before I give the rules for the giveaway I want to tell you about this company, it’s an amazing story that needs to be shared. A few years ago, Karen, of Deployed Peace encountered a woman who’s son had recently deployed. With tears in her eyes, the woman cried, “I just want something of his I can hold on to.” The conversation floated through Karen’s mind as the days wore on. Passing the bone-yard at Davis Monthan Air Force Base on her daily commute, an idea came to Karen. Why not make something out of those planes that are here for eternity? Karen researched purchasing scrap metal from the base where the aircraft so elegantly sat parked for their ultimate retirement.
A proud supporter of the military, Karen fashioned the dog-tags from aircraft metal. The dog-tags are unrefined, simply cut from an aircraft in the shape of a standard-issue military dog tag. To me, this is one of the most amazing parts. Holding one of the Deploy Peace dog tags, you hold a piece of American History. The dog tag will be raw metal from a B-52 or C-130. Not only has she found a way for family members hold on to a piece of their loved ones while deployed, she’s found a way to connect our history to our present.
Now about the giveaway: Karen and I want to know what makes you proud of the military or proud to be an American living the dream the military affords you. We want you to leave a comment with 200 words or less (some of my tweeps were complaining that at least 200 words was way too much) explaining why you support our troops. As a Marine daughter and sister as well as being a proud Air Force wife, I cannot contain my pride for our troops. I can tell you that being part of the military community has driven home the idea that each of us desire peace. None of us want to fight a war or pack our husband’s mobility bag for another deployment. We do, however, understand the reality of war and the selfless dedication our troops have when it comes to defending our freedom.
I anxiously await your comments about our troops. The giveaway will end June 11th and 4 winners will be chosen by random number, the fifth winner will be chosen by Karen for their heartfelt words.
Now, warm up your keyboards because I’m completely excited to hear what you have to say! Good luck!