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In the dawning days of our great nation, a tradition of gift giving among government leaders and their colleagues was established. Presidents, as well as other government officials, presented gifts to their counterparts as tokens of respect, appreciation, and good will. These gifts were often elegant and expressed gratitude for a specific achievement or event that deserved remembrance.

Today, C. Forbes, Inc. supports special events that touch our lives with gifts that carry on the values created by our great nation. It is our honor and privilege to continue this tradition by turning creativity and service into quality collectibles that commemorate events that our country will always remember.

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National World War 1 Memorial Design Selected
The U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission has announced the selection of a design team and concept for the national WW1 Memorial to be built in Washington, DC. Titled “The Weight of Sacrifice”, the design was one of over 350 entries submitted. Lead designers are Joseph Weishaar, architect-in-training with Brininstool + Lynch located in Chicago and collaborating artist, veteran sculptor Sabin Howard of New York, NY. Weishaar is a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas. The design’s focal point is a wall with etched images of WW1 soldiers in battle or rescuing injured comrade..
Flight 93 National Memorial
Three sites will long be remembered for the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Fourteen years later, on September 10, 2015, a new visitor center was dedicated in Shanksville, Pa., overlooking the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed during the 9-11 attacks. The memorial stands as a reminder of courageous, selfless action by 40 passengers and crew who thwarted terrorists’ attempts to change course and head for the U.S. Capitol. C. Forbes, Inc. is honored to have the official “United in Memory” commemorative challenge coin available at the Flight 93 National Memori..
World War 1 Centennial Limited Edition 1917 U.S. Army Trench Boot
Communication was vital in trench warfare during World War One; mistakes could be fatal. Messengers, known as trench runners, had the perilous duty of bearing messages from one area or command unit to another. You can own and wear a part of history with these standard issue U.S. Army “trench boots”, which were designed based on function and reliability.  Available exclusively through the United States World War One Centennial merchandise program, managed by C.Forbes, Inc., this limited edition 1917 Field Service Shoe is made in the USA as it was one hundred years ago. In 1..
World War 1 Commemorative Messenger Pouch
Communication was vital in trench warfare during World War One; mistakes could be fatal. Front line units needed to know where their neighbors were, while commanding officers working behind the lines could only control their men if they had reliable information. Telephone, radio and carrier pigeons were all used in this endeavor. However, it was messengers, known as trench runners, who had the perilous duty of bearing messages from one area or command unit to another. As the Official Licensee for the World War One Centennial merchandise program, C. Forbes, Inc. is offering this v..