Palm branches have been a symbol of triumph and victory for more than two millennia. While the United States Department of Defense and the various branches of the Armed Forces of the United States have eschewed the palm branch in favor of oak and laurel leaves, it is used as a design element or appurtenance in the military medals of other countries, including Belgium, France, and the former Republic of Vietnam.

When worn with the Croix de Guerre, the palm attachment serves a dual purpose: it indicates the level of command of the awarding authority as well as the number of awards. Bronze, silver, and silver-gilt stars are issued with the Croix de Guerre when awarded at the brigade, division, and Corps levels respectively; a bronze palm indicates the award was issued as a result of recognition by an Army commander. A silver palm attachment is worn in place of five bronze palms, and a gold palm is worn in lieu of five silver palms. Miniature palms are worn on mini-medals.

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As a certified manufacturer of uniforms and insignia, The Salute Uniforms considers it a privilege to provide the members of our nation’s military services with superior-quality apparel and accoutrements. We guarantee that every product we offer is made in the USA and meets or surpasses Mil-Spec standards. Browse our online catalog and discover how our tradition of excellence and commitment to innovation makes us your best source for military uniforms, insignias, medals, and accessories.


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