Saturday, June 25, 2011
I am wearing a Memorial Bracelet to show my support for Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan. He is the same age as my son and favors him a lot. Same blue eyes, complexion, size.. I cried when I seen him standing next to his captor, so young and vulnerable. God bless him and keep him safe, and bring him home quickly.
I was inspired by a woman who I saw on TV. She donned a bracelet for someone who was fighting in the Viet Nam war. They had written letters back and forth, and she promised that she would never take it off until she met him. Well, 40 years later she had the honor of putting the bracelet on his military jacket as they laid him to rest. I had a bracelet back then too, but I wasn’t as vigilant as she was, and I am ashamed of myself for it.
9/11 was such a tragedy, and I want to show support for those who lost their lives as well as support for the families. I don’t know if I will get any information about this person who is on my bracelet to let them know that I am wearing it for their family member.
Just got two Memorial Bracelets one for myself and one for my Brother John, to remember and honor our Father.. Sgt Willard Robert Ryan who gave his life in vietnam. Mom was pregnant with John , my sister was two ..I was one. Mom had a breakdown that lasted her lifetime. Dad regardles is my Hero, not drafted , but volunteered to fight for what is right. Freedom . The Dog tag will never come off my body ... I honor my Father from within every day that I breath..now I have a way to honor him on the outside so that others may see, and inquire and I can tell his story. Thank you to the people who make these precious memorials.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
I am a 9 year Navy Vet, and served as a Hospital Corpsman from 1981-1990. I was medically retired (HM1) from a knee injury.. I served with the 2nd Medical Bn for 4 years, as well as duty at a naval hospital and aboard ship. I am now practicing as a Chiropractor (10 years) in Putnam CT. I worked at the Newington VA Hospital for about a year and a half (Chiropractor) and continue to support our troops and vets. I’m not sure who PO Montgomery was (HM or other) but I wear a Memorial Bracelet because I wanted to be able to show my support more visibly.
Dr. Frederick B.
This is my childhood friend Marine Pfc. Donald Lyle Elliott who was KIA in Vietnam at Mutter's Ridge hill 484 on August 10, 1969. In this picture, I placed his photo at the wall. I am also wearing his Memorial Bracelet on my right arm. The left is for a friend Marine Pfc. Kevin C Hanley.
Friday, June 03, 2011
SPC Jose A Torre was an extraordinary person. I had the honor of serving with him in Fort Leonardwood Missouri when he and I were first entering into the military in 2008. We were the same platoon, the same squad, and slept in neighboring barracks bays. Torre was an exemplary soldier, often setting a standard by which we all tried to meet. In training he was quick to absorb all details and many times was able to help other soldiers in understanding new subjects. When I was his squad leader, Torre was always there with fresh ideas and tactics, and was great at bringing moral up. I came to love Torre as a brother, as we all did. His death struck a deep chord in everyone who knew him and I will carry his memory close to me with this Memorial Bracelet.
I have a very strong love for our country and a deep respect for the people who have given us what we have today. I was drafted in late 1972, reported, but was rejected and was hurting that I could not do my part. When I hear the national anthem, it always brings a tear to my eyes, every time! I read about men clutching an old flag or even a small piece of it and it also brings tears to my eyes. I just recently got married and have found out that my wife lost her brother in nam, it is hard for her to even think of it. He was a navy medic and did not live long upon arriving there. I told her I would love to do the run to the wall and be part of this wonderful dedication. As of yet have not been able to do so, but when I got to your site I seen the bracelets etc., that one could get. With out hessitation I placed the order and told my wife that at least I could do this. I will wear it as long as I live for him and all who have given the ulitimate sacrifice and for those also who have return. GOD BLESS AMERICA and the men and women who cared enough to do what they did. Thank You !!! Steve P ST.Augustine florida