Keeping Your Unit’s Memory Alive With Cruise Books

When you have a loved one in the military, you know how difficult it can be to be so far away from them for so long. What were they doing while they were gone? What battles did they fight? Where did they end up going? Was your loved one a part of making history? You have so many questions that you’d like to see, and memories that you would like to share with your family. Navy cruise books and army deployment books are the best way to answer these questions.


You know you have a camera with you in the field. You’ve snapped pictures all over the world of not only where you’ve been, but of your unit having fun and relaxing as well. You have all of these pictures, and all of these memories, and it seems a shame to just let them collect dust in a closet somewhere.


Many units, both army and navy, have turned to Expressly Yours to turn these memories into cruise books. The deployment book will give your unit a way to create a printed record of the action that you’ve seen. Capture the past year of your unit in pictures and words like a yearbook. Or, perhaps you want to create a memory of that intense mission that your unit shared. The deployment book is a wonderful way to capture all of these moments and keep them alive for future generations.


But most importantly is what these cruise books will mean to your family members once you ship them back home. You won’t have to put up with the nagging questions from friends and family. You can just hand them the deployment book, and walk them through your time in service, along with pictures and text printed on the pages.


There are, of course, friends who don’t make it home from deployment. The idea of cruise books gives you the perfect way to keep every one of those lost close to your heart. You can dedicate full page spreads to those that your unit lost, and keep their memory alive through photographs, stories and facts.


Here at Expressly Yours, we always hope to never see the full page spread of a soldier lost in action, but we know that it is a reality that we all must face. Keeping their memory alive in the deployment book is not only a way for you to remember your friend, but serves the family in creating memories of their loved one’s last days as well. When you’re ordering, make sure to send cruise books to the families of those lost as well.


Serving units commonly design cruise books for themselves for every year of service. Why not get in on this tradition, dating back to the 1800s and the Spanish-American War, by creating your own book today? Get together with your friends and see what pictures, and what memories, can be incorporated into your unit’s deployment book for this season!

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