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Ruby Combat Boots? A Perfect Gift!

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Letters from a Marine inspired an unusual and thoughtful gift, assisted by the services of the Engraving Connection in Plymouth, as a customer, David Thompson, explained in an email:  “My brother recently was in Marine “boot camp” at Camp LeJuene, NC. We enjoyed all his letters, but there was a saying that particularly stood out. . Towards the end of one of his letters he repeated the mantra ‘There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home . . .’ “.

Inspired, David built a display box containing a pair of combat boots that he covered with white glue and red sparkles - Ruby Combat Boots.  An engraving plate in the display contained the simple message “For Emergency Only. . . Never Give UP”.

When Dave’s brother moves up in rank and has a desk job, the display will be sitting in his office as a warm reminder of home.  Messages like this from satisfied customers mean a lot to the Engraving Connection.  "It puts a smile on the employee’s faces" says owner Rex Tubbs "we all like to be reminded about how the work we do touches people's lives".

The Engraving Connection can add a personal touch to your special gift or commemoration of a special occasion.  Great ideas for brass, nickel silver, black brass, leaded brass and copper engraving plates include rocking horses, picture frames, baby cribs, wine racks, military plates, "In Memory of.." plates, pet urns and more. 

For more ideas, go to , or contact or visit Rex Tubbs at the Engraving Connection 1205 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170; PH: 877-8-AWARDS

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