There’s no other fine and great tribute to anyone who served in the military other than giving them something that they could be proud of like the Navy coins. Honoring them to commend their skills and service could boost someone’s morale and dedication to work and it would let them work more and even harder.
I believe that from time to time, no matter where you worked at, it is best to give commendations to recognize the effort and value of the work that workers exert in accomplishing their assigned task especially when they give extra diligence. It may not be of monetary value but so long as it is uniquely presented and if it is some material thing for keepsake then a customized finish could have bragging rights to include. This is so true in military personnel when it is presented to them by their unit commanders or some high ranking officials.