Memorial Day is next Monday. This holiday means a lot to Hero Patches because a lot of our customers are in the military. On this day we honor our American Heroes that are no longer with. This blog was inspired by one of customers who is an active Marine, his name is Brandon. Brandon has been in the Marines for 8 years. During these 8 years, he has served our country and brought piece of mind to the citizens of The United States. Brandon has sacrificed so much, he lost countless friends. Speaking with Brandon, made me appreciate Memorial Day even more than I already did.
In honor of Brandon, we wanted to share the official custom Marine patch with you. Brandon was kind enough to explain the origins of the Bulldog mascot, the bulldog mascot began at the Battle of Bealleau Wood, a German solider that was captured said that the Americans fought like “devil dogs” . It was said that American soldiers were amazing soldiers and were different from other soldiers. The first time American soldiers were referred to as Devil Dogs was in the Pennsylvania newspaper. The Marines then used a bulldog in a World War One recruiting posters. In 1922 the bulldog became the official mascot of The United States Marine Corps. Such a fascinating story!
Thank you Brandon, for sharing your story with us! It was such an honor being able to create this custom marine patch.
This Memorial Day, remember our fallen Heroes.