Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Find All Your Concealed Carry Gear In One Place...

Our latest Digital Catalog highlights our massive selection of concealed carry clothing, bags, and accessories. The 9-page digital catalog contains nearly 50 items ranging from Soft Shell Concealed Carry Tactical Jackets and MA-1 Concealed Carry Jackets to Discreet Carry Tactical Packs and Holsters. 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day

Memorial Day is less than a week away now and many people are looking forward to a 3 day weekend. It's a weekend where many people will have backyard barbecues surrounded by family and friends. Too easily, we forget the real meaning behind Memorial Day which is to remember and honor those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. This is not to say that there is anything wrong with spending Memorial Day with your family and friends but it's important to remember that on this day off we should all be mindful and grateful for the sacrifices some have made in the name of our great nation. Here are a few other things people may not know about Memorial Day:

1. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day in the years following the Civil War. The term "Memorial Day" didn't become common until after WWII.

2. Although the holiday has been observed since the late 1860's it wasn't declared a federal holiday until 1971.

3. On Memorial Day, the United States flag is raised to the top of the staff but then lowered to half-staff until noon in remembrance of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country but at noon the flag is raised to full-staff as a way of saying that their sacrifice will not be in vain and that others will take up the fight in their place.

4. Waterloo, New York is considered the birthplace of Memorial Day.

5. In October of 2000, the United States Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act stating that at 3:00 PM local time, on Memorial Day, American Citizens should pause in an act of national unity to honor the heroes who've lost their life fighting for our freedom.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Invictus Games: A Reminder We Shouldn't Take for Granted

Today marks the close of The Invictus Games, a series of several athletic competitions in which wounded or injured armed service men and women compete. Started by Prince Harry of England, the first games were held in London in 2014 and the second games are wrapping up today in Orlando, Florida.

These games aren't just about friendly competition; competitions like the Invictus Games aid in holistic healing throughout the recovery and rehabilitation process: mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically & socially. The Invictus Games serve as a reminder that there are Service men and women who adapt to a "new normal", long after the Games are over. (source)

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, studies show that adaptive sports provide clear benefits for disabled veterans including less stress, reduced dependency on pain and depression medication, fewer secondary medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension), higher achievement in education and employment and more independence. In the United States alone, there are over 50,000 wounded Service members – which does not include the invisible wounds: PTS, PTSD, and TBIs. The wounded, ill, and injured men and women in uniform around the world will need to live a lifetime of recovery and rehabilitation. But they do not go through the recovery and rehabilitation processes alone; their families are greatly impacted and everyone must adjust to a “new normal” in their daily activities and lifestyle. (source)

It's easy to take for granted the freedom we all enjoy and, perhaps for some, even easier to forget that there are men and women out there every day fighting to maintain that freedom for us. The Invictus Games bring to light the reminder that the heroes who come back from fighting for our country, and those of our allies, may need our support and help to return to civilian life. For some the sacrifice literally may have been an arm and a leg, for others their alignment isn't as visible but is just as real. May we never take for granted the sacrifices these men and women make for us and our country.

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

May Is National Military Appreciation Month

It's somehow May already and while for many people that just means one month closer to summer (we feel ya), Rothco is excited about something we feel is far more important. May is National Military Appreciation Month. And although we feel our armed forces should be appreciated 365 days out of the year, we like that this month gives us a time and place to step back and recognize all that they do for us.

"National Military Appreciation Month started as a simple idea; to gather America around its military family to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who serve and have served all while knowing it's history." (nmam.org) That's the basis from which the idea was born, and in 1999, it became official. The United States Senate, with the support from over 50 veteran service organizations, passed the first legislation which designated the month of May as National Military Appreciation Month.

Why the month of May? It was selected because of the many days it already holds to honor those who serve.

  •  The 1st of May is Loyalty Day, a day set aside to reaffirm your loyalty to the United States and recognize the heritage of American freedom. 
  • May 6th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, a day to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of those in the Armed Forces.
  • V.E. Day (Victory in Europe Day) is celebrated on the 8th, to commemorate the end of WWII in Europe. 
  • On May 21st, many countries around the world join the U.S. in honoring their respective militarys with Armed Forces Day. 
  • And finally, we celebrate Memorial Day on May 30th while remembering those who lost their lives while serving. 

So, how does one go about honoring our Military this month? The most important thing to do is to stay educated and aware of all of our military branches and all that they do for us, and spread this awareness throughout our country. It is because of them that we get to live, without fear, in this great country while they protect it. Remembering that is what this month is all about. So get out there and raise your flags high, hug a veteran, spread awareness, and appreciate our military.

By: Connor @Rothco

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Learn About Rothco's New Credit Card Management System

Attention Dealers - Rothco Just Launched Our New Credit Card Management System! Found in the "My Account" section of Rothco.com (when logged in as a dealer), our new system allows you to securely store and manage your credit cards for use during the online checkout process. This credit card info can also be used to pay for orders placed by phone, fax or email.  

Learn how you can start managing your credit card payments with Rothco, here

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