The Indian River County election supervisor holds a lapel pin contest on every election cycle. The Florida county has poll workers wear the lapel pins at county polling stations. The contest is held among all middle school students in the area.
The students submit their design and the winner has their artwork made into a lapel pin. From the many submissions this past election cycle, Katleyn Wahl’s design won the contest and her artwork was then made into a pin which poll workers wore on November 6th.
The Edmonton City Snow Angel Lapel Pin is awarded to good Samaritans who help fellow senior residents shovel their snow. Edmonton has a lot of serious snow storms every winter and shoveling the walkways and driveways is no easy feet for anyone, let alone seniors. The Edmonton City Council awards the snow angel lapel pin to residents who clear the way for seniors or the handicapped. The latest awardee is not only a snow angle, he is also 91 years old!
Andrew Nykilchuk is a beloved figure in his Edmonton neighborhood.
“I keep telling him he makes us look bad because he’s a senior and we’re the ones that are supposed to be doing this for him,” says a laughing Jessica Houle, one of the neighbours who nominated him.
“He tries to get out there first thing in the morning before we have a chance to get to it, or, if he knows that we run out the door in the morning and we don’t necessarily have time to do it right away, he’ll get it done during the day before we get back from work.”
We don’t think there is worthier recipient of a snow angle lapel pin.
The following is the poem that inspired the use of buddy poppies as veterans memorial lapel pins:
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved and now we lie In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders Fields.
Written by John McCrae, this poem inspired the cultivation of the beautiful buddy poppy flower as a reminder to the heroism of our men and women of the armed forces.
November 12 is veterans day and the Coronado department of veteran affairs will host a buddy poppy sale to benefit veterans across the country. THe Buddy Poppy is only one inch across and looks beautiful as a lapel pin.
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced that Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., has been named its latest Highway Angel, and received a Hughway Angel lapel pin.
Smith, who drives for FFE Transportation Services, Inc., of Lancaster, Texas, is being recognized for helping a toddler in trouble.
On Sept. 6, 2012, at about 4 a.m., Smith was on Dundee Road in Winter Haven, Fla., on his way to work, when he saw a small figure in the middle of the road. As he got closer, he realized it was a little boy wearing nothing but a loose-fitting diaper. Although it was not very cold, the boy was shivering, covered in mosquito bites and seemed scared. Smith brought the child into his vehicle, covered him with a jacket, and called the authorities. He then stayed with the child until police arrived and took over.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month where women are urged to get the proper screening and testing to avoid breast cancer. All across the nation men and women are sporting pink as an awareness ribbon to promote breast cancer awareness.
But, there is another group out there – breast cancer survivors. Those brave souls who have fought the cancer demon and won. Now women who survived breast cancer are sporting a new kind of lapel pin – I earned my pink. These pins are a reminder to women of all ages to get their screening done and help prevent breast cancer by exercising and eating properly.
On Veteran’s Day, current and former servicemen and women are invited to come to Applebee’s restaurants across the Rochester area for a free meal.
Veterans, and those on active duty with proof of United States military service, can choose one free entrée from Applebee’s Veteran’s Day menu. Additionally, the first 500 military personnel to visit a neighborhood Applebee’s restaurant will receive a commemorative “thank you” lapel pin. Pins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All Applebee’s locations across upstate New York and Connecticut will participate. Since the program’s inception in 2009, Applebee’s restaurants have served more than three million veterans and active duty military.
The Louisiana Secretary of State, Tom Schedler, is hosting a program in which voters sign up to vote in honor of a veteran of their choice.
Voters who complete the application get a certificate, bumper sticker and/or lapel pin. The Secretary of State is encouraging voters to wear their pin or sticker in appreciation of servicemen and women.
Voters can dedicate their vote to multiple veterans, but only one sticker or pin will be issued per voter.
The dedications and a short message are posted on the Honor Vets, Vote dedication page on the Secretary of State’s website.
Voters can dedicate their vote by calling the Secretary of State office at 225-342-4479 or online at www.sos.la.gov/honorvets.
They answered some questions, dodged others. Promoted themselves, tore the other guy down. And just in case an hour of yapping onstage wasn’t enough to make their case, Timothy M. Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) said it with lapel pins.
Virginia’s two former governors and U.S. Senate hopefuls, polar opposites on most things, pursued strikingly similar suit-adornment strategies in Monday night’s debate: Each wore a pin meant to puncture the claims his opponent was floating about him.
Allen often accuses Kaine of supporting massive defense cuts, so Kaine fought back by sporting an American flag pin.
Kaine says Allen would deny women access to abortion, birth control and equal pay. Allen countered with a pink breast cancer bow.
Breast Cancer awareness is one of the most important issues facing society today. Breast cancer, like many other forms of cancer, are highly treatable when caught at an early stage – and even preventable. October is breast cancer awareness month and everybody should be talking about it. The First Lady and Mrs. Romney both wore pink dresses at the town hall debate, the Empire State Building is lit up in pink etc. Now police officers and other law enforcement officials are starting to sport pink on their uniforms to raise awareness for breast cancer. Pink lapel pins are part of the Uniform in October.
When trade missions get together, exchanging gifts is imperative. Mexican Mission representatives sometimes give expensive bottles of Tequila. Usually, though, the gifts are inexpensive trinkets. Oregon’s trade mission, headed by Gov. John Kitzhaber, will hand out lapel pins this year, leaving an imprint and a solidarity message way after they leave the host country, Japan. It once again reiterates the importance of lapel pins as a gift and a commemorative item that will leave an impression for a long time.