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Make an Embroidery Patch in Honor of Veterans Day

Honor the veteran(s) in your life and their sacrifices with a custom embroidered patch this Veterans Day.

By Owen Clarke

Whether you have friends, family, or other loved ones who served in the United States military, or you simply want to show respect for all the brave American veterans who have put their lives on the line for our freedom… Veterans Day is the time to do it. 

Making a custom embroidered patch is one of the most thoughtful, meaningful ways you can honor the veterans in your life.custom embroidered military patches on wood background

What is Veterans Day?

Celebrated on November 11th each year, Veterans Day is a federal holiday designated to honor all living U.S. military veterans (Memorial Day is for honoring fallen veterans, while Armed Forces Day is for honoring active duty military). 

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. It marked the final day of WWI hostilities, which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 in the United States, but in many foreign countries, November 11th is still celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.

Why is Making an Embroidered Patch a Good Way to Honor Veterans?

Embroidered patches are our most popular patch type here at The/Studio. Made with fabric backing and textured threading, these thick patches can support designs with more than 9 colors and offer a whopping 100+ customization options.

Embroidered patches aren’t just popular among civilians though. They have a strong and long-lasting connection with all branches of the U.S. military. First adopted by the U.S. during the War of 1812, embroidered patches have been used to identify military branches, units, ranks, and soldier names ever since. Soldiers have worn embroidered patches in conflicts ranging from the Mexican War to the Civil War to modern-day operations in the Middle East. 

The “Big Red One” patch for the 1st Infantry Division was actually first issued back in October of 1918, and it’s still in use today. That makes it over 100 years old! It’s no wonder, then, that countless enthusiasts around the country and world collect custom embroidered military patches—many of these patches are quite rare and valuable.

Here at The/Studio, crafting custom Veterans Day patches is an excellent way to honor groups of veterans or even a special individual veteran in your life. We have NO minimum order quantity, so you can order a single patch or hundreds!

Custom embroidered Veterans Day patches help boost morale amongst military units, and are an extremely thoughtful, heartfelt gift, but also quite inexpensive. You can design 200 patches for only $0.61 each! We’ve created thousands of custom embroidered patches for military men and women, so no one can do the job better than us.

What if You Don’t Have a Design?

Don’t worry if you aren’t quite sure what you want your Veterans Day patch to look like. We’ll have one of our talented in-house designers whip up embroidery patch designs for you 100% FREE OF CHARGE, all based on your ideas.


You use your imagination to craft the patch, we bring it to life for you. It’s that simple!

Design Ideas for Your Veterans Day Patch

With over 100 customization options, including myriad embroidery patch materials, colors, borders, edges, backings, and premium thread options, there’s really no limit to the style of patch you can design for Veterans Day. Many of our clients enjoy using black ballistic nylon or camouflage backing for their custom Veterans Day patches, as well as stout merrowed borders to give off that classic rugged military look.

If you’re blanking, here are some of our favorite Veterans Day patch ideas to get the ball rolling!

  • Remembrance Ribbon
  • Red Poppy (the Papaver rhoeas or Flanders poppy is a worldwide symbol of sacrifice and remembrance) 
  • American Flag
  • Soldier
  • Uncle Sam
  • Bald Eagle
  • Liberty Bell
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Washington Monument
  • Dog Tags
  • Torches

Start Designing Your Embroidered Veterans Day Patches Now

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