(Except for the lapel pin that was lost or stolen, everything's perfect.)
As I said in my last post, I wear my lapel pin at all times. I found, at a shop at the "flea market" in Quartzsite, some pin backs that are held to the tack on the pin by a small "set-screw." This helps deter the possibility of losing (by either accident or some bastard stealing it) the pin.
Someplace like Hobby Lobby or Michael's might have the same item. Well worth the small price (I think I gave $6 for 5 of them)