I opted to get the name of an officer lost in the World Trade Center. John was quite the character growing up. Always getting into trouble and then some. Seeing him become a public servant (the same type he antagonized growing up) was a riot. I thought I was fortunate that those that I loved and hold dear were not injured in the incident, it was a rough couple days, and given all the relatives I have in NYC. Then, in a small publication..."The Ukrainian Weekly", I read of our loss. Unfortunately, it fell though the cracks and was not made aware of the situation and did not attend the wake or funeral. Purchasing this bracelet and donating to a wonderful organization has now become my way of honoring the man John Skala became in adulthood.