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Embroidered patches for many people can be a declaration of faith. From religious beliefs to patriotic credos to allegiance to a lifestyle, embroidered patches often make a clear statement.
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For men and women of religious faith, an embroidered patch in the shape of a cross or a Star of David clearly symbolizes their belief in God. But embroidered patches also can demonstrate faith in other things as well.
Military units, for example, use embroidered patches for identification, as do Scouting troops, sports teams and school groups. To onlookers, these patches all represent not just a specific organization, but also the values those organizations represent.
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Motorcycle riders' groups and clubs have their own recognizable embroidered patches. The embroidered patch represents a specific club and what it stands for. In some cases, that will be a group of law enforcement officers, while others represent those who consider themselves so-called “outlaw” bikers. Family riding groups and manufacturer sponsored clubs will have their own patches as well.
One example of an embroidered patch that clearly shows what a group stands for is the patch of the Patriot Guard Riders. The PGR, a group of motorcyclists and supporters from throughout the nation come together at the funerals of fallen American soldiers to support the soldiers' families. The group's embroidered patch shows a triangle-folded American flag (the way a flag from a soldier's coffin is presented to his or her next of kin), the name of the organization and the words “riding with respect.”
Regardless of what one believes in, if it's important to show that faith, it's possible to do so on an embroidered patch. A good embroidered patch supplier will work with you to ensure your patch makes exactly the statement you want it to make.