At Bronson, we are proud of our Veterans!

Mikka Dryer, Employee

Since 2015, Bronson has celebrated Veterans Day by recognizing our employees who have served in the armed forces to thank them for their service to our country. Bronson Veterans are presented with a challenge coin. Members of the armed forces have a long history of carrying challenge coins to symbolize the camaraderie of being part of a select group. It has been said that only those who have served and received a coin for an accomplishment can truly appreciate its meaning.

About the 2021 Challenge Coin

Retired SGT. Efrain H. Robles designed this year’s coin. “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” said SGT. Robles. “This year’s coin is a commemoration of one of our nation’s most important and enduring monuments. It is so significant that a sentry is posted to guard it every hour of every day of the year in perpetuity. A commemoration to its centennial anniversary cannot be overstated or overappreciated and is worthy of observance.”

The shape of the coin is designed to be reminiscent of a folded flag presented to the family of a fallen service member. Our nation’s colors are represented on the face of the coin. The branches of the US Armed Forces stand as sentinels on the outer edge of the coin. The Field of Blue represents the honor of serving a great nation. It also serves to commemorate the flag of the United State of America. The emblem is a visual representation of the constant, unyielding vigil over the monument. The three gold stars represent the fullness of sacrifice to a grateful nation. The red stripes represent those present on the flag. They also bring to the forefront the sacrifices upon which the memorial is founded. Finally, the phrase Centennial Commemoration serves as the focal point for the theme of the coin: the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the monument.

To our Veterans and active duty military personnel, we thank you for your service!