This bottle is dedicated to the history and service of the past and present Troopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. The Association and Boundary Oak carefully and thoughtfully selected each design detail of the bottle to honor the 82nd Airborne Division. The shape of the 82nd Airborne Division Association Bottle was chosen for two reasons. The top of the bottle is reminiscent of the canopy of the old U.S. Army parachute and the bottom forms the “V” for Victory representing the Victory during WW II. The blue wax sealer represents the blue skies above the canopy. The front of the bottle displays the Association logo which contains the 82nd Airborne Division’s nickname of “America’s Guard of Honor”, given to the Division by General George Patton upon his review of the Division in post-war Berlin. The Division logo is placed within the prestigious Master Parachutist Wings, earned by the most experienced of U.S. Army Jumpmasters.
Below is the name of the nation’s only and greatest Airborne Division, the “82nd Airborne Division”. As you look through the bottle you will see the Division Unit Patch surrounded by images of the Division throughout its history. The label on the back of the bottle gives a short history of the Division and finishes by reinforcing the Division’s promise to America to always be ready and prepared to deploy quickly to defend our Nation from its enemies.