Plaques of Honor
Plaques of Honor is a way to publicly Honor, Remember, Reflect and Recognize the service and sacrifices made by members of our Armed Forces, First Responders and Families of Fallen Heroes.
Azuant Custom Plaques has exclusively collaborated with Give2Those.org to Honor and Remember our Nations Heroes and their Families.
Give2Those.org launched Plaques of Honor in October of 2021 to mark the 20th Anniversary, when our Military first deployed into Afghanistan - October 7, 2001; 27 days after the Attcacks on 9/11. Give2Those.org became the exclusive charity to that Azuant Custom Plaques would make these Plaques for. Azuant Custom Plaques had started with their Purple Heart and Service Plaque since the mid- 2000’s. Seeing where Give2Those.org Honors and Remembers Our Military and First Responders, we wanted to expand the plaque designs to First Responder Plaques and also add to the Military Plaque line up with the POW/MIA Plaque. On January 1st, 2022 we launched our First Responder Plaques of Honor to the line up. Then on Memorial Day, May 30th, 2022 we launched our POW/MIA Plaque of Honor.
Did you know as of May 22, 2023, more than 81,000 Americans remain missing from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Gulf Wars/other conflicts. Out of the total, approximately 75% of the losses are located in the Indo-Pacific region, and over 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea (such as ship losses and known aircraft water losses). This information is provided by The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's, who's mission it is to search for missing personnel from World War II (WWII), the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf Wars, and other recent conflicts. Their research and operational missions involve coordination with hundreds of countries and municipalities worldwide.
Meet Doug Pickel the Man Behind the Plaque
Meet the Man behind building Give2Those Plaques of Honor-
When hearts come together, good things happen". The love we at Azuant Custom Plaques put into each build is just as strong as our love for those who served our country and communities in uniform. A craft chosen by God and nurtured by my father a WWII U.S.Navy Veteran my passion for woodworking began getting nurtured at a young 6 years of age as well as respect for our flag and all who served. I can only hope and pray that in my father's eyes, I'm honoring his service and everything his generation sacrificed during WWII with each plaque built.
I began following Give2Those from the beginning and grew a deep respect for the many ways they help our veterans, police, fire and first responders. Their love and deep respect for the families of our fallen HEROS is evident in everything they do. I'm extremely proud to unite with Give2Those and help them raise funds for our saviors of freedom and their families by providing the Purple Heart Plaque, Service Medal Plaque, and exclusive Give2Those Designed Plaques for our POW/MIA, Police, Fire, EMT’s and another plaque coming soon to be released to the line up in 2023.
I've been blessed by God with amazing friends who's hearts are the same as mine for giving back and that puts us in the right place, with the right charity, to show the love, respect, and honor their sacrifice with a one of a kind plaque from our heart to yours, it's the least we can do to honor their sacrifice and give back.
"For those whom fought for it, Freedom has a taste the protected will never know".
Thank you kindly and God Bless
Doug Pickel President
Azuant Custom Plaques.
Heroes that we have Honored
Below are the Heroes we have Honored
They risk their lives for us, Let us Honor & Remember Their Lives TODAY!