Hello, nice to meet all of you. I have a miltary related question
I am a mom of a lovely 3 year old but not a military mom. I have a military related dilemma and thought this was the best place to ask about it :)
My father recently passed away. He raised me alone and I am his only child. We were extremely close and I am heart broken. He served in Vietnam and I have all of his military belongings. We are having a "Celebration of Life" for him and I wanted to wear his dog tags for the occasion. I don't want to wear them around my neck. I was looking to do something more creative like string them on a black ribbon on my wrist or put them on a pin in some way. I was looking online for suggestions on a creative way to incorporate them subtly when I found that many people find it disrespectful for a civilian to wear them.
I know they aren't a fashion statement but I thought it would honor him on that day. The last thing I want to do is offend other retired military friends of his, especially on such a hard day.
Any thoughts? Is there a better way to honor him or should I just forget it all together? Or does anyone have a better idea on how to wear them for that day, if I should?