Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I have allways wanted to avenge the terrorist acts that caused my cousin to lose her life for their hidious terrorist crimes and with the grace of God I have the opportunity to do something not only for my cousin but for my country as well. The war on terrorism will continue untill the world with civilized countries and states come forward with people like you and me and put down these unrightious terrorist groups and make the world safe for everyone regardless of their ethnic or religious affiliation.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I ordered a Memorial Bracelet because I have a friend that fought in Vietnam and came home. I remembered that there used to be bracelets to wear for POWs. I googled it and found that there are STILL bracelets for them. In honor of my friend, Michael Tank, the Vietnam vet, I decided to get one to remember that not everyone came home. I chose the person I chose, because he went missing on August 29, 1968---my 18th birthday.
God bless you all for remembering these young men,
Sunday, November 25, 2007
God bless you all for remembering these young men,
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I've received the bracelet and it is outstanding. It is a replacement for the one I've worn for years. I passed that one on to a young Marine Staff Sergeant who was about to deploy to Iraq.
I wear the bracelet for Larry Potts. I was with him in Nam in '71 and '72. I learned just a few years ago that Larry did not make it home. He was shot down shortly after I had returned home. Some have tried to call me a hero for serving, the real heroes are the ones who did not come home.
Sgt. USMC '69 - '73
RVN '71 - '72
Monday, November 19, 2007
This a photo from our local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise-Record, of my husband and me practicing push-ups at the gym to get ready for October's Boot Camp Challenge at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. (We entered as a team member of Marine Parents.com and raised money for their Care Package Project). As you can see, on my right wrist is a Memorial Bracelet that I have worn constantly for the past three years. I wear a customized one that honors the memory of six members of my son's platoon, the 3rd Platoon, of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, Fox Company who were killed on Labor Day 2004 in Fallujah, when a suicide bomber crashed into the first vehicle in the convoy. My son nearly always rode in the first vehicle, but on that day was assigned to the second vehicle and consequently was next on the scene, though he himself was spared. That tragedy affected me deeply; I grieved terribly for months. Then I happened to come across the website for memorialbracelets.com and, at first, just bought one bracelet for my son to wear with his best friend's name on it. But the more I thought about it, the more I felt the need to have one too. I had found that I thought many, many times a day of that tragedy: of the loss of those Marines, of the families' pain, and of the pain my son must bear to have seen his friends' remains in such a gruesome state. The bracelet has actually helped me heal; It has helped me move through my grief better and has given me a objective way to continue to honor those young men, whom I will always carry in my heart.
Nanette and Mario
I received the POW Bracelet today and gave it to my 6 year son, for whom it was ordered. He is named for his uncle Bobby whom he never met. His Uncle Bobby was killed in Vietnam just a few weeks after being there in April of 1969. The family rarely, if ever speaks of what happened that day or the weeks that followed, waiting for their son, brother, uncle to return home. The bracelet was ordered as a tribute and memorial for my son of his uncle, who gave the ultimate sacrifice. My son does not understand the significance of the bracelet now, but will be taught as he grows. Thank you for the time and care you put into making the bracelet.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
My husband and I became members of the POWMIA Awareness Association in our area and in doing this I was checked out a lot of sites and found out that a pilot from the town I grow up in was MIA from the Vietnam War. (Which my husband and brother were in) After reading the names of Servicemen that were killed or missing from the State and Town I grew up in I decided that we would get a Memorial Bracelet for the only one that was MIA. My Hopes are that he will be identified and brought home to his family. It gives me great peace when I wear my bracelet.
I really like my bracelet it means a lot to me.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I just placed an order in honor of my son and his wife. Their names are Steven and Shannon Crosby. They are BOTH active duty with the United States Navy and stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. They have a baby girl that is 18 months old named Kailee.
Shannon deployed to Iraq at the end of October and will not be returning home until around May 2008. Very shortly after she returns home my son, Steven will be deploying to Iraq.
This young sweet family will be seperated for such a long time. I wanted the bracelet to honor them and show my pride for their sacrifices. I'm so very proud.
Thank you from a Proud Navy Mom
Monday, November 12, 2007
Just like everyone does once in a while I decided to Google my own name. Up popped information on a fallen private in the army during Iraqi Freedom. We would be the same age, we have the same name, the same ‘not so popular’ religion, and I found out later, she was a close friend to one of my relatives. I think everyone can use a reminder that their vote counts, that they have a choice to remain silent or open their mouth, that EVERY loss hits close to home for someone… sometimes that anonymous someone isn’t so anonymous. And so I ordered a Memorial Bracelet to remind me of the sacrifices made in my name.
WE WEAR THE BRACELETS TO REMIND US AND THE PEOPLE THAT WE COME IN CONTACT WITH, OF THE LONG COUNTLESS HOURS, AND CONDITIONS THAT MYSELF AND MY CANINE PARTNER WORKED AT THE WTC. AND TO ALSO KEEP ALL THE VICTIMS AND RESCUE WORKERS IN THEIR MINDS. MANY OF US RESCUE WORKERS AND OUR CANINE PARTNERS HAVE PASSED AND/ OR HAVE NOW GOT HEALTH PROBLEMS. AND TO SHOW THE TRUE NEED OF OUR CANINE PARTNERS AND THE SERVICES THAT THEY GIVE THEIR LIFE FOR. IN SHORT, WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE SEARCH AND RESCUE/ RECOVERY CANINES TEAMS.Walter
Specialty Dog Unit of Southeastern, Pa. (INC.)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
At the age of 17 I thought I had found the person I wanted to grow old with. I was a junior in high school. Michael had graduated the year before from the town next to mine. My girl friend introduced us at a home coming football game. Our schools were playing each other. After the game there was a dance. I had no plans of staying, but my friend, Patty, and Michael talked me into it. Michael and I did more talking than dancing. We talked about every thing. We became friends and he called most every evening when I would get home from school. Then one day he called and told me he had been drafted and would be leaving soon for boot camp. We went on our first official date that week end. I received my very first kiss. (I'm crying as I type this, now). He asked me if I would be HIS girl and would I write to him. He gave me his class ring on a gold chain (which I wore for a very long time). I met his parents and was so proud when they invited me to visit any time I wished, even after Michael would be gone.
We wrote for those long 6 weeks of boot camp, and our friendship grew.
If anyone had seen us together they would have thought we were brother and sister. When he got home from boot camp. We would walk and talk holding hands. It was then he asked if I would marry him. I couldn't get the word yes out fast enough. But because I was still in high school my parents told me I had to wait until after I graduated. So we did. We both respected our parents wishes.
Michael left for Vietnam and the DMZ area in the spring of 1967. To this
day I am still not clear on the mission he was on, but I do know I lost
my Michael on a June day of that year.
He was the first (boy) man from that town to be sent home from Vietnam in a box with a flag over it. The whole town, it seemed, came to the services. His parents were so kind to me, and we stayed in touch for a long time.
I wear my Memorial Bracelet for a man that was to be the father of my children, the man I was to grow old with, the man who was my best friend, the man who's smile could light up a gloomy day, for a life that was taken because his country said they needed him and he knew that it was his job to do so.
I did marry a couple of years later. And now have two son's. I wanted so badly to name the first boy Michael, but it was not Michael's son, so I
gave him his middle name instead, Steven. The odd thing is that my
Steven has that same crocked smile that lights up a room.
The name on my braclet is John. The one on Steven's is "Michael". My other son also has a braclet with the name Roger.
God Bless all of the Fathers and Mothers who had to bury their Son's and Daughters during the most heartless war (I believe) in history.
I ordered a Memorial Bracelet earlier this year with the name of Matt Maupin engraved on it. I wear it proudly every day. I ordered the bracelet with Sgt. Maupins name because he is a military man who has been missing since 2004 and he is from the Cincinnati area. I have always wanted to wear this type of bracelet but I couldn't decide who's name should be on the bracelet. In checking the internet I found a number of military men missing since Vietnam from Kentucky. In checking your web site I found that I could get one inscribed with Sgt. Maupins name and I felt he was the one I wanted to honor. I want you to know I have received a number of complements about the bracelet and will continue wearing it until Sgt. Maupin comes home.
Thank you for your help.
Friday, November 09, 2007
I have worn many over the years. My father is still active with 28 years in the Marine corps. I wear one while he is gone and i wear another at all times when he his home honoring a Lt i served with while i was in the Marine Corps. God bless our troops and God bless those that do not understand the sacrifice given for them to sleep peacefully in their beds every night.Jessie1/3 Marines
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I just ordered a Memorial Bracelet from you and am looking forward to getting it, though I am not happy about the circumstances as to why I purchased it. I ordered a bracelet that has the name PFC Sam Huff. She was killed just about 4 months after she graduated Basic Training and AIT from Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Sam was one of my Privates, I was her Drill Sergeant. She was in 1st Platoon, and I was in 2nd, but being that I was a female Drill Sergeant, I had a different type of closeness with her and the other female privates. I had the responsibility to not only train all the Soldiers of D. Co. 795th MP BN, I had to mentor the females and teach them about being a "girl" in the Army and try to teach them the right things. Sam was a great Soldier. She had the hardest time with her sit ups. She failed almost all her PT test because of the sit ups. It was the week of graduation, and she didn't know if she was going to be able to graduate or not since she had not passed her PT test. The morning she did pass I was right there with her and we were so excited I told her to get on the phone and call her family to tell them it was safe to buy airline tickets to come see their daughter become a Military Police Officer. She look at me all crazy and said its 0630 Drill Sergeant and I said and your point is......? She said my parents live in Phoenix, AZ and its real early there, I said I know where your from and who cares, I think its a phone call they are looking forward to getting and they need to start early trying to buy tickets so they are cheaper haha!! I was very sad to hear that after her graduation in November, she was killed that April. She will never be forgotten, nor will her sacrifice. She was laid to rest in Arlington, which is where thousands of heros dwell....its fitting though, because she IS a hero as well.
I would like to share my story why I'm getting a Memorial Bracelet. I had a good friend that was in the army as I was. I got out june of 06 and she got shipped to Iraq this yr. In July she was killed in iraq. I want to remember her of who is was and what we stand for. She gave all so I could get out of the army so I could raise my daughter. I'm a single Father and I had to make a choice of keeping my daughter or staying in the army and being shipped. family first. Anyway, her unit went over and she was in country about 6 months when a motor attack hit near her. She was a true soldier and hero to me. She was a friend, soldier and most of all a Mother. She leaves behind two kids. Thats why I got a Memorial Bracelet. I got her baby sister one too.Thanks for what you do.Sgt. ChrisArmy (ret)
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
We wanted an Active Duty Bracelet with our son's name and the message "Come Home Safe". We received them (3) today and are very pleased with how they turned out. Thank you. We will wear them until he comes home (May '08), then we are going to give them to him for his kids, when he has them.I've already had positive comments on mine and people want to know where I got it. So I tell them about your site.Another thing: I think about him and pray for him every time I look at it.You are doing a great thing for our soldiers and their families.Thank you again.Dawn
Monday, November 05, 2007
Thank ya now for yer time in this Rob.
Paula in texas