Sunday, December 30, 2001

For the Three Friends Lost in this Tragedy

I ordered NYPD on my bracelet and will wear it proudly as a former New York City Police Officer.  Also, I lost three friends in this tragedy.

Friday, December 28, 2001

To Remember and Pray Everyday for the Victims and Their Families

I plan on wearing my Memorial Bracelet everyday just like my cross.  It is a very precious thing.  I wanted a bracelet as a reminder to me and other to remember and pray everyday for the victims and their families.  I know I will wear it for a very long time and I will keep it forever.


Thursday, December 27, 2001

To Honor the Common Man Who Has Made Such Uncommon Sacrifices

I have 3 POW/MIA bracelets.  My first soldier was one of the first 3 POW's to be released back in the early 70's.  My second was also released an my third, I believe, is deceased KIA.  I received my Memorial Bracelets and they are beautiful.  All I knew was that I wanted a fireman.  I also got a bracelet for the Port Authority dog, Sirius, that was lost.  It's perfect for me because I used to train service dogs and everyone thinks of me with a dog.

I alternate wearing my 2 Memorial Bracelets and once each year, usually in August around POW/MIA day, I wear all of my POW/MIA bracelets.  I just want to honor the common man who has made such uncommon sacrifices in his/her life so that I can have a life of freedom and joy.

Valerie D.

To Participate In Helping Others

I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to participate in helping others ... like in the movie "Pay It Forward" - we need to be aware and caring of the less fortunate and because of this tragedy in our country - we need to open our eyes as well as our hearts to preserve our security and comfort in a free nation.


Tuesday, December 25, 2001

For my Fiancee Bob Lost at the WTC

I ordered the bracelets because I lost my fiancee, Bob, on 9/11 in the WTC.  I bought bracelets for me and everyone in Bob's and my family.  They were all very touched by the gift.


Sunday, December 23, 2001

For the 2 Family Members Lost on September 11th

The reason I purchased a VOT Memorial Bracelet is that I lost 2 family members on September 11, 2001. Their laughs will never been heard again, their smiles are gone except for what is in our minds, and their warmth will no longer be felt.  It is in the bracelet that their memory will be carried.  

There is not closure in an empty casket, a shovel full of dirt just isn't the same.  They went with such horrific pain and sorrow around them.  My prayers is that they went fast without sufferage. They were always loved and will always be in our minds. When I saw your bracelet offered it was the nicest on seen on the net.  I will wear it proudly until the terrorists are caught and prossucated.  May their memories live forever and love never be forgotten. United we stand and cannot forget that. We shall all stick together through this hard time and we will succeed. 

Bubba S. 

Saturday, December 22, 2001

For All the People Trying To Make Sense of this Loss

Growing up on Long Island in the '70's all of my family had POW/MIA bracelets.  We looked for the names of the soldiers on our wrists to come home every week.  One soldier did - only one out of our 7 member family that all wore these bracelets.  

When I was watching the Concert from Madison Square Garden, I saw the blue bracelets on the actors and singers wrists, and I knew immediately what they were.  I knew that I would find where they got them and buy them for my family, all New Yorkers, all deeply effected.

My husband is a New York State Trooper.  He spends most of his time in Manhattan now assisting the NYPD and NYFD in keeping the WTC area safe and secure.  I pray for him, for the lives that we lost, and for all the people trying to make sense of this loss in their own minds.  My family will wear these Memorial Bracelets and we will never take each other for granted again.  As long as we are breathing, there is hope.

Mary Beth T-S

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

To wear "Let's Roll" on my Wrist

I really like how the bracelets can be customized.  "Let's Roll" will forever be tied to 09/11/01 by all of us.  I am grateful that the words can be worn on my wrist with pride.


For Two Brothers in the FDNY

I am giving these bracelets to my two daughters (ages 20 & 21) for Christmas and the bracelets I chose are two brothers from the FDNY.  I had a bracelet of a POW from the Vietnam war and wished I had kept it.  Who knew I would see another tragedy in my life.  I hope they treasure these Memorial Bracelets and can someday share with their children the story of the tragedy that forever changed America.  May God Bless you for all you are doing for the victims.  I hope your Holidays are Blessed and that 2002 brings a sense of peace and hope to our great nation.

Carol P.

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

For My "Lost" Friend Montgomery Hord

As a service person myself, a teacher, I have been able to touch lives in many ways.  My bracelet that I purchased, in honor and respect for my "lost" friend, Montgomery Hord serves not only as a wearable memorial, but a unique piece for a "teaching tool."

It is assuring to know that all will benefit from the monies.  This tragic event touched us all, even in small town, Nebraska.  God Bless You and God Bless America.  United We Stand!

Amy S. 

Sunday, December 16, 2001

For My First Cousin Brian Cannizzaro

My first cousin, Brian Cannizzaro, was a fireman in Ladder 101 in Redhook, Brooklyn.  He was 30 years old and left behind a beautiful wife, Jackie, and a one-year-old son, Christopher.  Brian was supposed to be off on Sept. 11, but he was remodeling a house for his family and he thought that he could use the overtime.  Brian died with six other members of Ladder 101.  His body was recovered on November 11, 2001 and his family misses him a great deal.  Brian is survived by his parents, two brothers and their wives as well as his son, wife and many, many heartbroken aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Annmarie V.

Saturday, December 15, 2001

Because it is the Least I can do

I now wear it beside the Vietnam POW bracelet I've had since 1972.  Quite frankly, I'm able to safely sit at my computer and email you this because of the gentlemen whose names I have on my bracelets.  Wearing these bracelets is the least I can do.

Renee W.

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

For an FDNY Hero I Didn't Know - Thomas Foley

When I got my bracelet I was surprised by the emotional impact it had when I put it on.  It became one of those sacred things that I don't take off.  During the Viet Nam war we wore bracelets with POW or MIA names on them.  I wore my until the name on my bracelet was found and returned safely to the states.  While I hated the war and was profoundly against it, I respected those who served and protected me.

Not I find myself at the beginning of a whole new fresh century that has not started out really great for any of us.  Again I find myself wearing yet another bracelet of another hero, but this time he won't be found alive.  I guess I'll have to wear this one a bit longer.

My dilemma is that I wear the name of a FDNY hero whom I know nothing about.  Just a name.  Is there anyway I can find out something about him, an address to send condolences to his family or a Christmas card.  If I am going to wear this bracelet for a long time to come, I want to know about the man who I essentially watched perish in September.  I would like to honor him by knowing about him and what he stood for.  His name was/is Thomas Foley.  

Bob J. 

Wednesday, December 05, 2001

For Colonel Dave Scales Lost at the Pentagon

I ordered a custom Memorial Bracelet for my husband Dave Scales to reflect his posthumous promotion to full Colonel and his DC area of residence verses his birthplace of Cleveland.  Some may wear their bracelet for only a little while, some longer , but for those of us who lost very special people in our lives, it is a forever thing.

Patricia S.

As a Reminder of What We are Fighting For

I am on active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom..I wear it as a reminder of what we are fighting for and to remember the victims of that tragic day in September..May God Bless you and our GREAT Nation.


We shall not waiver
We shall not tire
We Shall not falter
We shall not FAIL... President Bush 09/12/01