In the 1970's, we wore Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) bracelets. Today, we also keep others in our memories; Victims of Terrorism and Military Casualties. To keep the memory alive of those who have died at the hands of terrorists or fighting terrorism, we now also wear Memorial Bracelets. People from all over the country are wearing bracelets from Memorial Bracelets located at www.memorialbracelets.com for their own very personal reasons. Below are some of the stories that we have received.
Hello...I found out about your website from a customer at work who was wearing a Memorial Bracelet in remembrance of her uncle....I recognized the type of bracelet because i wore one for many years for an MIA/POW during/after Vietnam...I had thought of getting a bracelet with my childhood friends name on it that died on flight 77, September 11, 2001....but I am reminded everyday so it wouldn't help...so instead, I thought of remembering my parents....thank you for having this website...i have told friends who now wear your bracelets....take care
When I was a kid my grandmother and both parents wore POW/MIA bracelets. I wanted one for myself when I got to be about 11 or 12 years old. I decided that I wanted a random name but a Marine as my father was (and still is) in the Marine Corps. I received a bracelet with the name of Sgt Samuel E. Hewitt. I lost the bracelet a few years later while swimming in the ocean but I never forgot the name. I took many trips to The Wall in D.C. and got rubbings of his name each time. I went off and joined the Marines myself and did two tours in Iraq. No matter how much I had going on, his name was never far from my thoughts. I made a promise to Sgt Hewitt some years ago to never forget. I never have and I never will. With or without a bracelet. The POW/MIA bracelet is just a reminder to others and to their families that they will never be forgotten.
I got my order yesterday. They were the black Memorial Dog Tags. I was truly moved when I got them.I found out about www.MemorialBracelets.com from the leather bracelets my son gave me for Christmas. He wears the black memorial cuff every day that he received from a mom whose son was killed in their deployment. He knew I would love to have one.There was another group of his men that were killed in a separate incident during that same deployment and he knew I would want to honor them as well so he ordered a leather bracelet for each incident in honor of these heroes. The leather bracelets were too large for me to wear so I checked on your web site intending to order one cuff honoring all 7 heroes but since all the names wouldn't fit I ordered the black dog tags to wear. Of course I can't hide the leather bracelets so I have them attached to my purse.I will continue to wear them to honor our heroes.Thank you