Personal identification is nothing new to the military. Everyone
knows how closely active soldiers and vets alike hold on to their dog tags. So
what’s that all about? What is it about these dog tags that are so important?
From day one in the military, they try to break you down so
that they can build you back up into a soldier. Dog tags help enlisted
individuals remember who they are hold on to that part of them. Loosing or
forgetting who you really are is a devastating loss you the individual and the
loved ones around them. Dog tags are also extremely important in battle. The
whole purpose of issuing them is so that casualties can be recognized and
family can be informed. In this way, holding onto identification is important
to the soldier’s family. When soldiers are no longer in the army and are able
to return home and join the masses again, those sacred dog tags remind them of
their time in the army and the important relationships they gained and lost.
As Memorial Day closes in, we recognize and thank all active
and retired men and women who served. Their sacrifice so often goes unnoticed
and unappreciated. Thank you.