You see them around the necks of soldiers in uniform, and on civilians all over the world. They're part durable jewelry, part identification. Army dog tags are symbols of strength that have a surprising number of uses.
From Military Chic to the Marketing ArenaBorn from the need for durable identification, Army dog tags emerged after countless soldiers were buried among the unknowns during the Civil War. In those days, soldiers pinned notes to their coats, stitched their names on their knapsacks, or scratched their addresses in their Army belts. Manufacturers began producing ID tags, but they were not officially a part of the U.S Army uniform until 1906.
Post war, many people kept retired army dog tags as memorabilia. They entered civilian circles as industrial-style jewelry with military-chic appeal. The trend continued and Army dog tags remain popular today. Musicians and professional athletes now sport diamond–studded versions of dog tags. Young adults, teens and tweens don modern tags that bear images of cartoon characters, sports logos and popular brands.
As a marketing tool, Army dog tags are the ideal canvas for customizing. With photo-etching and full-color innovative printing processes, a plain metal tag becomes an impressive giveaway. Take them to a trade show, use them at a youth camp, sell them at your fundraiser, give them as a keepsake or wear them on your own – these tags offer an army of uses.
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