Monday, March 26, 2007

To Replace My Original POW Bracelet

I received my POW bracelet. I ordered one with the particular name of a Vietnam vet because I still have the original one that I got and wore for several years starting in 1971. Fred Holmes was the brother of a friend of mine. He is now listed on the Vietnam War Memorial in D.C. My family will be visiting DC in a few weeks with my daughter's 8th Grade class and I ordered the bracelet for her to wear when we visit the Wall. (I'll be wearing my original one.) She hasn't taken it off since it arrived. It should be more meaningful after we visit the Memorial. Also, her friends at school are seeing it and asking about it. Good for 8th graders to think about.

1 comment:

Cecile said...

Rob: How incredible that you knew Lieutenant Fred Holmes. I bought his memorial bracelet in the summer of 1972 when I joined the US Navy and there was much hope that he (and many other POWs) were still alive. I still have the bracelet, but stopped wearing it when it broke in half from wearing it every day and never taking it off. I retired from the Navy after 22 years of service, and have never stopped thinking of LCDR Holmes. If you have any contact with his family, please let them know that he is still kept alive in the hearts of many. Cecile Rogers, CDR, USN (Retired)