I love my bracelet and have worn it since the day I received it. A group of us ordered them after a friend was killed over in Iraq.
On Oct. 11, 2006 we found out a friend who was serving in Iraq had been killed when his Humvee was struck by a grenade. I went to college with Shane and his wife is one of my very best friends. The war suddenly became real to me after all these years. While I knew it was going on, it only then, affected me personally.
The Memorial Bracelet doesn't only remind me of Shane and to pray for his family he left behind, but it also is a constant reminder that there are many other soldiers over there. As I look at my wrist, I remember to keep soldiers and families in my prayers as well as to thank a soldier I see where ever I go!