Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I was born and raised in Huntington WV and had one of these bracelets back when I was in high school [Class of 1973], but I don't know what happened to it or whose name was on it. I grew up in the '60s during the Vietnam era, and knew some returned veterans in college.I'm also grieving for Daddy, who died last year. He served in England during WWII, and I thought a Memorial Bracelet would be a way to honor him too. When I went to your website the first name I saw was Captain Albright from Huntington WV, and I knew I had to have it.I'm pleased to have my bracelet, and my best wishes to your organization.
Posted by Rob on 10/28/2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Now SGT Al-Taie is the last missing soldier of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed to Iraq, I worked in the Joint Personnel Recovery Center/Personnel Recovery Division and for a time was the case officer for SGT Al-Taie's eventual recovery. Until he comes home, hopefully alive but home as Maupin, Jimenez and Fouty have, I'll wear this bracelet.
I think the bracelets awesome! I think its awesome to support the POW and MIA's. I am very glad I went with black, I almost went with red. But....Black is way way better! I was afraid the black was going to scratch off, but it doesn't!I love to learn about history, and I really respect the soldiers of today and of the past. I talk to soldiers online and I wanted to find another way to honor the fallen ones, so I thought this was a great idea. I could of spent $30 on somthing else that most people would think was cooler then a Memorial Bracelet, but I think its well worth the money to spend it on one of these! I think everyone should get one, I cant wait to run into someone who is wearing one too!
343. That's why I wear my bracelet. 343 of my firefighter brothers perished. 343 of my firefighter brothers gave their lives bravely while in the service of saving others. Every time the tones go out, I ride on the truck knowing I am taking the memory of one of their souls with me. The sacrifice of the soul on my wrist reminds me of my duty to serve and the privilege it is to give for others. Every time I crawl down a smokey hallway, do chest compressions or talk to children, I do so with the name of a real hero on my wrist. 343...that's why I wear my bracelet.
J.W. Wiest, Firefighter/Paramedic, Albuquerque Fire Department
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I ordered Memorial Bracelets In Memory of my Dad, and as a Tribute to my husband for time served in Operation Desert Storm. All Our Veterans deserve or Sincerest THANKS and any Tribute to them or Memory of them is well deserved.
Posted by Rob on 10/25/2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Just wanted to let you know that I received my Memorial Bracelet. Very happy with the bracelet.
My brother (who is 11 years older than I am) was in the VietNam War. I was not even a teen yet and did not pay much concern to this era. I knew there was a war going on but did not realize how much it was affecting this country. I felt by ordering a bracelet it would keep me reminded about the service men and women who fought for our country during this time. I chose a serviceman from the state where I live and from a city where my family and I frequently vacationed in the summer when I was a child.
We ordered a Memorial Bracelets because we lost a very dear friend Pat Wade. We want his family and everyone to know we honor him and his sacrifice. He left behind a wonderful wife, Keri, and two beautiful young girls, who with our help, will always know what a great man their father was.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Recently, I visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial, to pay my respects - this was an event that profoundly affected me when it happened, so my visit was very emotional.
One of the exhibits honoring the FDNY and 9-11 displayed a Memorial Bracelet in memory of a firefighter. This was also an event that affected me profoundly, so I went searching on the Internet to see if I could find bracelets I could order... years ago, as a teenager, I wore a POW bracelet to honor a missing soldier... I have lost the bracelet over the years, but never forgot my soldier.
I was thrilled to find your website... I think this is a wonderful way to honor and remember special people in our lives, whether it is a soldier, a firefighter or a loved one. I wish my arms were longer, so I could wear more bracelets.
My original order was for 2 bracelets... one to honor victims of terrorism and one in support of our troops... the next night, I re-visited the site, and found the option to order a Vietnam POW bracelet, and found my original soldier... so I ordered a new bracelet to honor him. At the same time, I also ordered bracelets in memory of my brother, who died in 2004 to give to another brother and my nephews.
Posted by Rob on 10/20/2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
I truly feel good about my Memorial Bracelet and the sacrifice it represents. My brother recommended your site from his own loss of a Soldier.
I ordered a Memorial Bracelet for a Soldier who was killed responding to
an incident involving my Soldiers. I had two badly wounded Soldiers and
even though he did not know my Soldiers or my unit, this Soldier went
into harm's way to help. He was killed in the process and I will
remember his sacrifice always.
Posted by Rob on 10/17/2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I was given my first MIA bracelet in 2000. At the time I was an active duty member in the Navy and I didn't know these existed. I don't know ADR1 James C. Newman, but I do know that he went missing in SVN on 6 Feb 68 and that he came from Tennessee.
Sometimes I cry thinking of all the soldiers that have fought for this counrty, the ones who have come home and the ones that won't. I pray for there families and feel like they are my own. If it weren't for our Armed Forces I would not be able to enjoy the things I love the most. God bless every single soldier that has ever fought for our freedom. God bless their families and loved ones and God bless the U.S.A. I wouldn't want it any onther way.
With respect and love,
Posted by Rob on 10/13/2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Here is my story of why I ordered the Memorial Bracelet of A.A. Lee (Dickie ). Dickie and I were the best of friends in our childhood. We went to school together, played together, and everything else kids do. When we reached high school age, we car pooled to school together, double dated, took spring break together, and played in a rock band together. During high school, all we talked about was joining the Marine Corps. When we graduated I was ready, but Dickie wanted to work a year to finish paying off his car. Long story short, I got drafted. After about a year Dickie then joined the Marines. By the time he finished basic training, I was already in Vietnam. Dickie wrote to me saying his first duty assignment was Vietnam. I didn't think there was much of a chance, but what the hell, we might hook up when he got there. We didn't, Dickie was killed his first day in country.The way we were treated upon return from Vietnam was not what I expected. I made a special effort to try to put all thoughts of Vietnam in the farthermost depths of my mind. As bad as it seems, the memory of Dickie accompanied the memory of Vietnam. Now almost 40 years later, I find myself joining The Vietnam Veteran's Motorcycle Club. My ex wife had worn a POW bracelet for a number of years which I always thought was very respectful. I decided that I would like to see if I could find out if bracelets were still available and if so, I would get one in memory of a POW/MIA from North Carolina. During my search on the Internet, I found your site. Much to my delight I found KIA Memorial Bracelets were available. My order explains the rest. Thank you very much for providing this service and may God bless you and your company.Sincerely,KenGastonia, North Carolina
Posted by Rob on 10/10/2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
I lost the first one I had, but I got this Memorial Bracelet because last year I did a Sept 11th memorial hike in NH. It's called flags on the 48. There are 48 peaks in NH over 4000 feet and every year since the bombing people have hiked in the memorial and flown old glory in honor of those that passed.
I decided to honor a fallen soldier as well this year. I bought the first bracelet and then when I moved misplaced it somewhere 2 weeks before the hike. I was able to obtain one from the soldier's mom. I happened to choose SPC William Evans because he died on my birthday fighting for my freedom. I also decided to notify his family that their sacrifice is not forgotten. I didn't want any publicity or special attention for myself, but if your publishing this will promote the hike further for next year then I will gladly except that. I plan to honor another soldier next year as well as continuing to honor Bill Evans.
Posted by Rob on 10/09/2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I ordered this Memorial Bracelet in honor of my brother Cpl Kyle Wilks who was killed April 15, 2008 in Afghanistan. The bracelets look very clean cut and professional and a good way to honor a true American Hero. I also ordered one for my best friend because Kyle was like her big brother that she never had. She doesn't know about the bracelet yet and I can't wait to show her. Hopefully this way she will not get a tattoo. Thank you so much for a company that can do such a thing.Proud Sister of Kyle WilksMakayla
Posted by Rob on 10/08/2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I will wear my Memorial bracelet in memory of my son-in law, Robert Stacey Goodwin, KIA , in Afghanistan, Sept.20, 2004 whom I loved as dearly as my own son....and in honor of my daughter Jennifer Goodwin who lost her soul mate. We will always remember and love Stacey. My bracelet hasn't arrived yet, but when it does, I will wear it proudly, for Stacey believed in the Freedom he fought so proudly for!
Posted by Rob on 10/07/2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Todd Beamer was a real down to earth hero. He did not carry a cell phone, and I am sure he was in the plane knowing he probably was not going to make it. He had the courage to overtake the plane and didn't realize the lives he saved on the ground. A remarkable hero.
Posted by Rob on 10/01/2008