I wore one of the original Viet Nam POW/MIA bracelets back in the 1960s, but had no idea they were being sold now until I saw your site on FaceBook. Thank you so much for offering these items.
Sara Joiner E.
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.
In Honor of:
PFC Aaron J. Ward
Al Anbar Province, Iraq
I never met 1LT Brian Bradshaw and I do not know his family. I wear his Memorial Bracelet because he was the first officer to die shortly after I arrived in Afghanistan last year. When I read his story and discovered that he grew up near my home town and did similar things growing up as I did, I was deeply touched! Also, Michael Jackson died the same day 1LT Bradshaw was killed and the pop star was all over the news and not a mention about this American hero was anywhere to be found. This was upsetting to me so I decided to purchase 1LT Bradshaw's bracelet to honor him in a way Michael Jackson will never be honored.
Additionally, 1LT Bradshaw is buried in the same National Cemetery as my father. When I go home this summer to visit family and attend my daughter's high school graduation, I am going to go visit 1LT Bradshaw when I go to spend time with my Dad at Mount Tahoma National Cemetery.
It is a shame that we have young men and women dying every day in combat and they barely make the news anymore. But, when a celebrity dies they are immortalized forever.
Rest in Peace 1LT Brian Bradshaw. God Bless your family!
XO, FORSCOM DEPUTY G3/5/7
St. Louis, MO
|I ordered a Vietnam KIA Bracelet because Tim and I both went to Nam. He went in 68 and I went in 69. He didn't make it home, but I got lucky and did. Not a day goes by that I don't think about Vietnam and Tim. I've seen the moving wall several times and it makes me feel closer to him. I feel by doing this I'll always be close. RIP Tim and all my brothers.|
I order these items to wear in keeping my son memory alive and close to my heart. Losing
a child is one of the hardest things in life, but the memory is a joy and bride to have. I thank God for a wonderful guy who gave his life for the ultimate sacifice to our country.