Monday, December 01, 2003

To Keep Him Close While He is Away

As a child I wore a POW bracelet with James Bell on it for years.  He was 

from my small town in MD.  When I married, I married a soldier.  As a CPT 

in the Army he went to Desert Shield/Storm for almost a year.  I ordered 

bracelets then and proudly wore one with his name to keep him closer while 

he was away.  As a COL he was assigned to the Pentagon.  I'm pleased to say 

he is a Pentagon survivor but many of his peers were not.  Now as we're in 

our 23rd year of military life, Bob will be joining our troops in Iraq in 

January.  I ordered them this time for the same reason as last time, just 

as a reminder.

I'm pleased to know that your organization is making a difference.  I've 

lived it; my heart goes out to these folks. - Melissa O.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

For PAPD Officers John Skala and Al Niedermeyer

As the Municipal Prosecutor of Weehawken, NJ, I have the honor and privilege of working with all the dedicated men and women of the Port Authority Police Department at the Lincoln Tunnel.   And, I was fortunate enough to be able to call PO John Skala and PO Al Niedermeyer my friends.  

I purchased the bracelets for two reasons:  First and foremost, to honor the memory of John and Al.  I will never forget them. Secondly, because although everyone always mentions the losses suffered by the FDNY and the NYPD,  sadly, not too many people remember the 37 Port Authority Police Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.   

In proportion to the over all number of police officers in the PAPD, the rate of their losses was higher than any of the other rescue workers.  They, together with the lost members of the FDNY and NYPD, must never be forgotten. - Maria D.

Monday, October 20, 2003

To Always Remember How Quickly Lives Can Change

I have received my bracelet and have not taken it off since I opened the package. The bracelet is much appreciated and is a beautiful tribute. I wanted something that I could wear every day to remind me of the lives lost on that tragic day. I did not personally know anyone in the towers, but every person who died, survived or aided others on that day deserves recognition. I want to always remember how quickly lives can change and I wanted a physical representation of my memory. Thank you so much for giving me the closure that I needed. I now have my own way of dealing with September 11, and I appreciate your site more than I can say. Thank you, Melinda B.

For My Schoolmate Sean Tallon

I am in the Army and my Unit is deploying to Afghanistan this weekend. Sean Tallon and I were in High School together at Fordham Prep in the Bronx, NY. He was a few years older than me but I will always remember that he was a great friend. - Amal A.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

For My Brother In the Navy

I purchased these bracelets because my brother is in the armed forces (Navy) and they deserve to be remembered for the heroic actions and because the 9-11 attacks had an impact on my life though not directly. I also wanted to show my support in the fight against terrorism and to remember those who graciously gave their lives to save the life of others.  I hope these bracelets are a tradition that keeps on growing to show how people never forget.  - Crystal R.

Friday, October 10, 2003

For My Best Friend Lynne Morris

My best friend, Lynne Morris, died on September 11th- she worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 101st floor, and I am always looking for ways to pay tribute to her...thanks so much for your bracelets... Jessica E.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

In Honor of Diane Lipari Take From Us at the WTC

I received my Memorial Bracelet in honor of Diane Lipari who was taken from us during the attack on the World Trade Center.  This bracelet has special meaning to me because she was the sister of a very dear friend of mine, Lorraine G., who I have only know through phone conversations over the past 10 years or so.  

Next week, I will be flying to New York on business and will finally meet Lorraine and another dear friend Helen V. for the first time.  Every day we remember all those who lost their lives during the 911 attack and hold them near to our hearts and pray for them and those they have left behind.  God Bless America.


Wednesday, October 01, 2003

To Pay My Respects to the Firefighters Who Died on Sept. 11th.

I use to be a cadet/intern for the Arlington County Fire Department and I saw how hard a firefighter job can be sometimes and I wanted to get a bracelet because I wanted to pay my respects to the firefighters who died on September 11, 2001.

Brenda M. 

To Not Forget The Pain We All Felt on that Horrible Day

My bracelet is beautiful. It's perfect and I wear it everyday. I ordered a bracelet because I live an hour north of the city and being so close and such an easy commute, a few people I know were in or around the World trade center. My beautiful city and its heart were destroyed. We must stay strong and we mustn't forget the pain we all felt that horrible day. We will not forget. But we will fight to bring the people who did this to justice. Thank you for your memorial bracelet it means a lot to me.


Monday, September 29, 2003

With Great Pride for Our Son and Our Troops

The reason I ordered a Memorial Bracelet is because I have a son serving a 1 year tour of duty in Baghdad, Iraq.  He is with the 1st Armored Division of the U.S. Army and we are very proud of him and the job he is doing.  He has many days ahead of him.  He is a very patriotic American and felt very strongly about fighting the war on terrorism.  I will wear this with great pride of our troops.

Christine R.

Sunday, September 28, 2003

For Capt. Speicher's Sacrifice

As a former Iraqi by birth, and a U.S. Marine by choice, wearing the bracelet is a symbol of my gratitude for Capt Speicher's sacrifice.  Our prayers are with him and his family, and other POWs and their families.

Semper Fi,

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

For the 9/11 Heroes That Died in the PA Field

I found your website while searching for FDNY Memorial stuff. 

It was just by chance that I found your site, but I am very glad

that I did.

The reason I decided to get the bracelet that I did was because

it seems to me that everyone has forgotten about the Heroes that

died in that PA field.  The fact that they voted first before

ever doing anything was fantastic.  True democracy at it's

finest.  Anyway, I found this neat watch that had small dials on

the face of the watch that showed when the first tower was hit,

when the Pentagon was hit and when the second tower fell.  But

nothing for the Heroes of PA.  That's why I was so glad to have

found your site.

Lori D.

Monday, September 22, 2003

For My Aunt and Friends Lost on 9/11


Wednesday, September 17, 2003

For FDNY Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier

On September 11, 2001, we lived in a northern suburb of NYC. We were directly affected by the attacks on the Trade Center, as one of the FDNY firefighters (Paul Tegtmeier) who died went to our church, and he was a wonderful man. Needless to say, we lived the tragedy being so close for a long time, and not just because of knowing Paul. People remember very differently in New York. 

We just moved our family to Pittsburgh late this summer. When the 2nd anniversary rolled around, we realized that people here remember very differently than those who were so close. We wanted to carry a tangible reminder for us of Paul, and to also remind those removed from the tragedy how it affected those in New York. We will never forget. God Bless America, New York, and the FDNY.

Because I Feel a Connection to Those Who Lost Family and/or Friends

I'm a captain in the US Air Force who was born and raised in Brooklyn.  I attend Brooklyn Technical HS, Borough of Manhattan Community College and had jobs around the Wall Street area.  I'm a New Yorker to the core.

For years I've seen my fellow airmen wear POW remembrance bracelets and always said one day I'd get one.  While I was searching the internet for some 9/11 information, I came across your site.  I ordered a Memorial Bracelet immediately. 


I had many friends that worked in the WTC and my mother was trapped on the IRT during the blast.  Thank God they all survived but I feel a connection to those who lost family and/or friends.  

I let the site randomly select a name for me; Maria Isabel Ramirez.  I plan to wear this bracelet for as long as I serve in the military.  It will stand as a reminder of why I put on my uniform every day and give my all . . .for my family, for the Air Force and for NYC.

Aubrey W.

Honoring and Never Forgetting 9/11/2001

I need not wait for the arrival of the bracelet to respond.  I think the only thing I may have changed was to have chosen a person's name to be inscribed - but who?  So many beautiful, innocent and heroic people were lost on 9/11.  On the anniversary of that fateful day, I was searching the Internet, looking at many 9/11 memorials.  It was then that I came upon your site.  I have seen many American flag symbols - yet I wanted something more.  I wanted something that would remind me, as well as others who saw the bracelet, of those lives lost. 

Wearing the bracelet is my small way of honoring - and never forgetting 9/11/2001.

Peace to You ~


Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Because we are lucky to have each day

I always keep something on my wrist whether it is a rubber band or a homemade item. While I was at Sesame Place I was waiting in line when I saw a man wearing one of your bracelets.  After speaking to him I learned that he was a NYC fireman and he told me to check on the internet for the bracelet. I picked Todd Beamer because he lived about 15 miles from my town and was the same age as me.  Also because it makes you think how lucky we are to have each day.  You never know when it may end.

Matthew G.

Monday, July 28, 2003

For FDNY Paramedic Carlos Rey Lillo Killed on 9/11/01

I ordered a Memorial Bracelet in memory of my husband's former FDNY paramedic partner Carlos Rey Lillo who was killed on September 11, 2001. He was a wonderful funny sweet incredible happy peaceful handsome man whom we miss terribly. We have photos of Carlos, a golfball from his Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing, a Tee shirt of his, his CD player he sold to my husband to save money for his wedding. Photos of him and his wife at a wedding we were all at in July 2001. We have a memorial to him on our mantle and I thought your bracelet would be a fitting addition plus it benefitted a worthy cause, the Orphans fund.

Julia C.

For our Friend Gerard "Rod" Coppola Lost in Tower 1

I bought 2 sizes of the same name.  I  gave the bracelet to my husband as a birthday gift.  He was crushed when he found out our friend was a victim.  I wore a POW bracelet in High School, which I returned to him when he came home.  I also have a bracelet for the only man from Bayonne that did not return from Viet Nam.  

Our friend Gerard "Rod" Coppola worked for WNET as an engineer and he split his time between the towers and the studio.  He was in tower 1 above the impact zone, so he never came down.  His remains were found Christmas day 2001.

I am an RN at Bayonne Medical Center in New Jersey, across the river from Ground Zero.  We received patients that were able to RUN from the towers.  I was privileged to take care of some of these brave people.  I will never forget that terrible day.  I will never forget those patients and the stories they told.  I can no longer hear "God Bless America" without crying or having a lump in my throat. I will never forget.  I WILL NEVER FORGET. 

Margie-Ann F.

Friday, July 18, 2003

So I Never Become Complacent

I ordered them because I didn't want to forget that dreadful day and I am going to wear them as a reminder and as a reminder to others who also see me with them on.  People have a tendency to become complacent over time and I did not want that to happen and I felt that this was a small way that I could do that.

Gary M.

For Captain Patrick Waters

I am a Fire Captain with the Marin County Fire Department in Calif.  After 9-11 a friend at the Santa Rosa Fire Dept commissioned and painted a rendition of a firefighter emerging from the rubble of WTC.  He did 343 paintings, one for each Firefighter who had lost their lives.  I bought (all proceeds to the FDNY Widows and Orphans) one dedicated to Captain Patrick Waters.  In May of 2002 I was able to visit the house (Squad 288 - HazMat 1) that Capt Waters worked out of.  That house in Queens lost the most, 19, Firefighters out of all the FDNY houses.  I met some great guys and made some lifelong friends there.


Thursday, July 17, 2003

For My Cousin Who's NYPD Partner Was Killed on 9/11

I ordered a VOT bracelet to support our country and for my cousin who is a NY Police Officer. His Partner was the only NYPD female officer killed. 


Thursday, July 10, 2003

For the Heroes on Board Flight 93

During the Viet Nam war, I wore an MIA bracelet to honor a soldier/hero lost in combat.  I consider 9/11 victims to be heroes especially those on board United Flight 93.


Wednesday, July 09, 2003




In Memory of Our Friend Who Died in the First Tower

I purchased bracelets for my husband and myself in memory of our friend who died in the first tower that terrible September day.  I am a nurse who cared for victims at our medical center.  I will never forget.   

Monday, July 07, 2003

In Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives on Sept. 11

I have a Vietnam POW bracelet and I found your website when I was searching the internet to find out what happened to the POW whose name was on my bracelet.  Unfortunately, the soldier listed on my bracelet who went disappeared in 1967 is still listed as MIA.  In my search through the POW network I found reference to your website.  I wanted a bracelet to wear in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragedies of Sept. 11.  I don't want to forget that day and how it made me feel and how I hope it has changed my life.


Saturday, July 05, 2003

To Honor Los Carnales and La Familia Motorcycle Clubs

I have ordered like this. (LCMC - IN MEMORY OF - LFMC   OUR FALLEN


I am a member of a motorcycle club, Los Carnales M/C and La Familia M/C and

to honor those that have served us and our community I began wearing a

memorial bracelet in their honor.  I have had requests from others for a

bracelet but cannot personally fund 250 - 300 people getting one for

themselves via my credit card.

I wear one, that I am very proud of, and this last one I ordered is for one

of our highly respected original members. 


Friday, May 23, 2003

To Remind Me of All the Lives Lost on 9/11

The reason I chose Terence Adderley to be on my bracelet was that was my age (23) and from my home state (Michigan), in fact his parents are from my home town. As an EMT (E.R. Tech) I see many people every day & I am sure it will be a great reminder to me & them of all the lives lost that day. Both of my parents have Vietnam POW bracelets and I was always proud of them for keeping them so long! I hope when I have children they will feel the same when they learn about 9/11/01.


Friday, May 16, 2003

For Native American Lori Ann Piestewa

I chose to order two bracelets one to support our troops and one to remember a very dedicated lady and a native American who paid the highest price to be an American and the first native American female killed in combat defending her country’s right to exist. I do believe that women have the right to fight for their country just like the men and if they choose a combat job then they should be taken care of the best that is possible just like the men. No better no worse as they knew when they stepped into hell that it was a crap shoot if they would get home again and chose to continue. I am so proud of all the women who had anything to do with this war.

I got so sick of all the bad press that was and still is floating around by so called concerned politicians who really only care about their jobs not our young people who are dying for our right to be on this earth. I remember well what it was like when the Viet Nam War was going on and the troops being spit on and had garbage thrown at them when they came home. I am a disabled vet my self and will never walk away from a fight to defend our troops as they go were they are told and do the job they are told to do and some come home some don’t and still others wish they didn’t. War takes the feeling of life out of you as you are asked to kill other human beings. 

Nothing and no training can make this go away, what must be done is to accept you did the best you could to get home yourself and bring your bodies home too but that doesn’t always happen. The question was what do we do until the first GI stepped into harms way. Then the question was what is needed and how fast and how much and where. No expense is to great to support our young men and women in uniform. We must show them and the world nothing is more important  then their safety and to get them back home safe.

Lori Ann Piestewa gave her all for her country and no one can ask for more of any one of us and it is fitting that she should be remembered by all of her nation. Sleep well Lori you have done you mission here now it is up to those of left to make it worth the price you paid. Good night little one from kenyuta your brother of origin and service.

Stewart P.

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Something for My Children to Remember My Cousin

I really liked the bracelets. My first cousin worked for Cantor Fitzgerald and was killed on 9/11. My children wanted something to remember him and this was a nice idea.


As a Reminder of What Firefighters Do Everyday

A quick history about me: I was a resident/volunteer firefighter for a couple of years. A resident Firefighter is basically a full time firefighter, but doesn't get paid what a full time person gets. We get to live at the station for free, and in return get paid a little and get free room while working rotating shifts. A great thing for students and people looking to become full time firefighters, specially if they are trying to finish their degrees. 

I was still a firefighter when the attacks happened and, as with everyone, it hit us all very hard. Specially being able to relate so closely to the job. I got this as my reminder of what it is that we do everyday. Although, I am done, I will never forget my life during that time.


Tuesday, May 13, 2003

To Show My Support for Our Troops

I ordered the MIA bracelet for Sgt. Edward J. Anguiano.  The bracelet is great!  I located your site while doing a search on adopting a soldier for my second grade class to write to.  There are so many reasons why I decided to order it.  

My family has a very large military history, including my grandfather who fought in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  My brother was in the ARMY for four years as well, and my father served in the National Guard.  My brother had a POW bracelet from Vietnam, which I thought was a really neat thing.  

I decided to order one from Operation Iraqi Freedom in order to show my support for our troops.  I saw how hard it was for soldiers to return home from war after Vietnam, and I wanted these soldiers to know just how much support they had from the people back home.  Most of the time all that was televised were war protestors, and you hardly ever hear stories of those who support the soldiers, so I thought it would be a great way to show my support for the men fighting in Iraq.  Sgt. Anguiano is from Texas as well, and that's how I got his name.   I will proudly wear it until everyone returns home that is missing and I am able to return it to either Sgt. Anguiano or his family.

To Commemorate My Brother's Life

I found your site while searching for a place that would customize the POW/MIA style of bracelet for me with my brothers name.

He was murdered in July of 1999 while managing a rent-a-center store in Milwaukee, WI.  He was 23 years old.  I wanted something to commemorate his life that I could wear everyday. :)

Sunday, May 04, 2003

To Keep My Daughter Alicia's Memory Alive

The bracelets are a nice tribute to my daughter and others whose lives have been taken by terrorists. Every little thing we do to keep Alicia’s memory alive helps in some small way. People have reached out to us in untold ways with love and compassion and it does help us through the pain of our loss and restores our faith in humanity. We are totally opposed to more violence against other innocent people as a way of combating terrorism and fervently hope that our world learns ways to communicate better, develop understanding and appreciation for those different than us, and work toward resolving conflict in a peaceful manner. 

During this past year, I was approached by a man whom I vaguely knew in Columbus, Ohio. He had on one of your bracelets for Alicia. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for helping to keep her spirit alive.

John T.

Saturday, May 03, 2003

In Memory of My Daughter Jeannine

I did receive my Memorial Bracelet and was very moved by it.  I wear my bracelet in memory of my daughter, Jeannine, who was murdered on September 11.  I hope everyone who sees it will always remember the horrific loss of life that day.

a b

Friday, April 25, 2003

So Pvt. Gifford Knows We Were All Praying For Him

The reason I wear my bracelet.... To keep the person close in heart and mind. To show support and hope.  I do not know who Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford is but when he is found and comes home I will try to send him this bracelet so he knows that we were all praying for him.    

Ronda S.

Thursday, April 24, 2003

So None of the Troops Would be Forgotten

The reason I ordered the bracelet was I did not want any of them to be forgotten! I knew if I had that bracelet on other people would see it & it would help them remember too. I felt like it was my connection to them that through prayer I could help keep them safe & they would come home safe. I wanted & needed to do something & this is one of the things I did.

God Bless Our TROOPS!!!! God Bless AMERICA!!!!


My Third POW/MIA Bracelet for Shoshana

I chose Shoshana, before she was rescued, because I was also in the Army, back in

the 60s, and also a specialist.

I ordered this bracelet because it will be my third POW/MIA bracelet.  I got

my first one in around 1967, while in the Army.  I wore that bracelet until

the Viet Nam war was over and they released our prisoners.  My person, LTC

Vernon Ligon, was returned home.  I then ordered another bracelet for one of

those who never came back and wore it for a number of years.  It just seemed

right to order another one during this conflict.  At least this time our

POWs were released in short order instead of years later or not at all, with

only a few exceptions so far.  Here's hoping there won't be any, or at least

not too many, more names to add to these bracelets.

Mari D.

For All Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11

I received my 9/11 bracelet today. I feel in some small way I have helped. I will wear it with pride and hope that we all remember those who lost their lives that day.

Kathy H.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

To Remind Me of All Those Serving in the Military

I wanted something to serve as a constant reminder to me of all those people serving in our military to maintain my freedom and peace.  I see the bracelet constantly through the day and always have those people in my thoughts.  I am not a huge supporter of war, but would do anything to support those in the military.


Tuesday, April 22, 2003

For Shoshana Because She Looked So Frightened

I purchased the bracelet after seeing Shoshana on the news.  She looked so frightened and I could not get the image of her out of my head.  My brother was in the Vietnam War and I wore a bracelet for a POW then also.  I am so very happy I only wore this bracelet 4 days.  I wore the other one much longer, but happily he returned home also.   


Thank you for making them available and for using the  proceeds for the children of the 9-11 attack.

Suzanne R.

Monday, April 21, 2003

For My Fiance in the Army

My fiance is away in the Army right now and it is very hard to be without him.  Having the bracelet is a way for me to honor the work he is doing and let other people know that there are many families without their soldiers because they are out fighting for us and our freedom. 

Misty F.

For Senior Court Officer Jurgens

I am a NY State Court Officer Lt. stationed in lower Manhattan. On 9-11-01 (as a Sgt.) I supervised a squad of Court Officers who responded to the WTC from our court house approx. ten blocks away. In the course of the rescue operations, 2 of my officers were killed. They were Senior Court Officers Thomas Jurgens and Mitchel Wallace. In addition, a Captain from our training academy was also killed. Capt. William Harry Thompson. The bracelet I ordered is in tribute to officer Jurgens, who was the youngest in the squad.

Lt. Richard R.

Sunday, April 20, 2003

For My 21 Year Old Nephew in Iraq

I my oldest nephew was sent to Iraq in late January, 2003 and he will turn 21 in May.  What a place to have your 21st birthday!!!.  I bought the bracelets for myself and my husband to show our support of our nephew and all the others serving.


Friday, April 18, 2003

For James Riley

I received my bracelet today. It is absolutely beautiful. I did not expect the engraving to be as detailed as it just sparkles! I am very pleased, it will be something to pass on to my kids and grandkids (whenever that might be)!

I ordered this bracelet in response to the photograph I had seen of James Riley in the April 7th edition of Time magazine. It is a still of the Iraqi broadcast that was aired. I was between sets working out, reading the magazine when I saw his picture. I saw the look on his face and i burst into tears, I could not help myself. It tore my heart out. There were alot of guys working out around me, I had to excuse myself and went to sit by myself in the locker room and pray for him, for all of them. I have prayed for them repeatedly, every day, and now continue to pray for the MIA's. When I came across your sight, I did not hesitate to order from you. I wish they knew how many people's hearts they are in.

Anyway, thank you for a wonderful product, I will wear it proudly in memory of all of our troops and the risks they take for our freedom.

Janet W.

For My Son Serving in the Middle East

I wore a POW bracelet back in the 70's and actually almost got thrown out of gym class because I refused to take it off.  Guess I was true to my convictions even back then.

The bracelets that I ordered from you were in support of my son who is currently serving in the Middle East.  His location is not known, at least by me because the military still views it a "classified".  Although I have spoken with him once and get email from him periodically, I thought that the bracelet to show support for the troops was a wonderful idea.  

Only a week prior to finding your website, I was talking with my husband and asked him if he remembered the POW bracelets and commented that someone should do that again.  Once I receive my bracelet, I will wear it proudly and will take it off at the Air Base when my son comes home and hand it to him to become part of his "memories" to do with as he will.

Pam G.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

To Support My Husband in the Navy

I ordered my bracelet in support of my husband, he has been in the Navy for close to two years now and this is our first deployment, it has been the hardest, but with the order of this bracelet I let him know that I support him 100% and I will stand behind him in everything he does in his career, so he can do his job like it should be done without worrying about me.  I want him to see that no matter what happens in the Navy, I being his wife will always be here.  I thank you for the website and the opportunity to order this bracelet, and for letting me show that I support the war and most of all my husband.

Yvonne R.
Proud Navy Wife

For My Cousin Dianne on Flight 11

I received my memorial bracelet last week and have been wearing it ever since.  My cousin, Dianne, was a flight attendant for American Airlines for 20 some odd years and just happened to be working on Sept. 11th on Flight 11.  The first plane to crash into the world trade center.


Monday, April 14, 2003

In Memory of the September 11 Attack on the US

My roommate and I each ordered one in memory of the September 11 attack on the US. We are both members of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, and I will be pursuing a commission into the US Army upon graduation in 2005. My roommate and I wanted to wear the bracelets in support of the brave, dedicated troops that are overseas now, and to help us not take everyday life for granted in memory of the victims of Sept 11 and their families. It is the only piece of jewelry we are allowed to wear with the Corps uniform, and rightly so. I am looking forward to serving our great country and protecting the land I love as soon as I graduate college, and keep in mind daily the sacrifices already made to preserve the great American freedom.

Kristin K.

To Pass the Commitment to our Country Down to my Children

Just a note to let you know that I received my memorial bracelets today. They are great, and I was glad to receive them even though it seems that the war is winding down. I also noticed that you offered World Trade Center bracelets which I also ordered for my two boys who love the city of New York and were devastated when the World Trade Center went down.

I started my bracelet collection when I received my first MIA bracelet during the Vietnam war, which I still have. I consider myself a very patriotic American and have always supported our troops after coming from a military family. My father was in the Marine Corps. I have tried to pass this commitment to our country down to my children which is why the Memorial bracelets are important.

Susan M.

Saturday, April 12, 2003

So Judy Larocque will Not be Forgotten

My sister was Judy Larocque. She was on AA Flight 11. I ordered the bracelets for my sister-in-law and my nieces. I also ordered one for my mother. One never recovers from our tragedy, but at least I will not let her be forgotten. - 4/12/03

To Let Shoshana Johnson's Family Know I Care

The reason I ordered the bracelet is because my heart went out to those that were captured. I wanted to let Shoshana Johnson's family that I cared. I wish there was a way that I could find out how to contact the family so I could let them know that I will continue to pray for her until the day the I go to meet the Lord. She will always have a place in my heart and prayer life.


When I was a young child l have a MIA bracelet for one of our men that was missing in Vietnam. He came home after a few years. Praise God.

Jeri C.

Friday, April 11, 2003

To Remember To Pray for our Soldiers

I had gotten the names of our service men through "Adopt our Troops - in prayer" from the Presidential Prayer Team.  When I found your website I thought it would be good to have a bracelet made so we would remember to prayer for our soldiers on a daily basis.  Our bracelets say - Pray for our Troops with the name of our serviceman listed and the branch of the military they are in (we also added the flag to it).

Yes, they are very nice and I am glad to have received them today (April 11), after having a stressful day at work.  It reminds me however, that my day pales in comparison to all those serving their country and keeping us safe here in America.  God Bless our Troops

Cynthia W.

For the Return of Shoshana

I ordered the POW bracelet for the first African American woman held as a POW and the other to remember 9-11. Thank God that Shoshana and the other POW's have been rescued.  I wish that all POW's and MIA's from all past wars could have been returned to us in such a glorious way.

D. Leigh H.

For Pfc. Miller who was Rescued

I own 4 other POW bracelets and 1 KIA bracelet.  I wanted to add one from the current situation. My first bracelet is over 30 years old and my KIA is for a personal friend, both from Viet Nam. I have a bracelet from the Korean war and 2 from Desert Storm. All POWS except Korea were recovered alive.

Joy Boysen

Thursday, April 10, 2003

For My Son in the Army in Iraq

I ordered the bracelets because I have a son in the army in Iraq and I had them from the Vietnam war also and I wore them proudly for years and still sometimes get them out and wear them. People ask me what they are for and I am happy to tell them what they stand for. I ordered 2. 1 for me and 1 for my 17yr old son.


Cathi D.

For My Friends in the Marine Corps.

I ordered it because i have many friends who are in the marine corps. and wanted to show my support for our troops and my friends, I saw this and couldn't think of a better way to show my support and tell the story of all the brave soldiers who are fighting and have died for us to be safe and live in this amazing land of the free!!!! Now when someone asks about my bracelet not only do i show them what it says and where I found it I tell the story of the troops and my friends bravery! 

Thank you for providing this website so that I can do more than wear my yellow ribbon! It is so important for me to express my support especially while watching all the people rally against this war. I wear it and think of how lucky I am and how brave those soldiers are


To Support the Mission in Iraq

I received my Memorial Bracelet today and I think it's great. It reminds me of the POW bracelets from the Vietnam war. I work second shift and my shift decided to send a package to some of the soldiers who are not getting any mail, etc. I was looking for information on the internet about where to send packages for soldiers in Iraq when I ran across the Memorial Bracelets website and I knew that I had to have one. I do support all of our troops and their mission in Iraq. I can show that support by wearing this bracelet.

Nancy B.

For my "adopted" Soldier in Iraq

I ordered these bracelets because I wanted something physical to remind me of my "adopted" soldier in Iraq that I committed to pray for daily.  I will wear my bracelet until he comes home.  I also ordered bracelets for friends of mine that have loved ones in the military. 

Dawn L.

For Friends in Iraq and Korea

I showed my son the web sight and told him that people had them during the Vietnam War and that they were nice then. He asked if we could order some because he has several friends in Iraq and one Korea right now. We chose the ones we did because they are a constant reminder that all our troops need prayer. They will be a reminder to say a quick prayer every free moment.

Deborah J.

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

To Remind Myself to Pray for the Troops

I ordered this in order to remind myself to pray for the troops and by doing so supporting them. By wearing mine, it will get others to ask about it. This helps get others involved and opens conversation to how we should support them and be prepared.

We all make a difference, one at a time.

Texas Park

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

To Show Support and Love for Our Troops

I received my bracelet and just love it.  Just one more way to show how I feel.   Years ago during the Viet Nam war my brother bought a bracelet, silver, like mine that had the name and rank of a POW.  You were to wear it until your person came home.  Well he was never able to find out if this soldier came home or now.  He still wears this bracelet to this day.  I wish I could find out for him.  

You see our dad was Marine during World War II.  Once a Marine-Always a Marine !  We have always been a very patriotic family.  Always flew a flag !  Since the events of September 11th,  My front porch has had a flag up and has been decorated in Red/White & Blue, year round since that horrific day.  I wanted to show my support for our country and  for President Bush.  I have always worn some type of flag pin (homemade or bought) every single day and yes my little old car even sports a USA car flag.

I ordered the bracelet, as anything I can do as a civilian to show my support and love for our troops, and our Free country, well makes me feel good.  I wish I knew someone that was over there now so I could write to them to give them my support, but I don't.  So I found the Operation Dear Abby site and have been sending e-mails this way to the Marines.  Alot of other people also send e-mails this way. So if you don't have anyone personally you can write to, this at least helps you to feel you do. 

I think your bracelet is a great idea. The engraving is very pretty and the flag is a nice touch.  It's wonderful that the profits are going to this Terrorism Preparedness Fund.  I certainly hope you sell alot of these bracelets. I sometimes feel we have a divided country because of the war and I have heard alot of the soldiers aren't feeling the support of the people.  So sad.  But no one really wants to go to war. No one wants our troops to get wounded or killed and we certainly don't like civilians to get killed.  But in war these things do happen.  Some of our troops have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, her people, and our freedom.  We are a very strong and powerful nation. I thank God we didn't still have the former President at the time. I believe President Bush is a great president and has done what certainly was needed to be done.  I definitely feel we could never have backed down from the events of September 11th.  Our Nation has to stay strong.  I am a proud person and thank you for giving me one more way to show it.  God Bless Our Troops!  and God Bless The USA! - Karon  >^..^<

Friday, April 04, 2003

To Contribute to the Support of Our Troops

 I received my "Support Our Troops" bracelets yesterday.  I ordered 2 .... one for myself and one for my 12 year old son, Dylan - who is a pure patriot thru and thru !  In our home, cartoons and movies have been replaced with news broadcasts of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  We recognize our troops as the genuine heros and superstars.  Some say it is not healthy for Dylan to be exposed to so much of the war.  I disagree.  It is teaching him the true meaning and cost of freedom.  Since he was 8 year old, Dylan has expressed a genuine desire to become a Marine (following in my father's footsteps) .... and I have no doubt that he will see his dream come true.  Nothing would make me more proud.

We have felt so helpless in the last few weeks, and wanted to do something to feel like we were contributing and supporting our troops.  I accidentally came across your web-site and was so excited to find it.  It brought back memories of my 6th grade year, when our teacher purchased bracelets for each of us that contained the name of either a POW or an MIA during the Vietnam War.  I remember how "important" I felt at 12 years old .... I remember making a commitment to pray daily for the soldier whose name was engraved on my bracelet.  I wish I knew what ever happened to my bracelet and my soldier.  That image is still very vivid in my mind some 30 years later.  And THAT is what I wanted to give to my son .... A sense of pride, importance, commitment, respect and responsibility to our troops, our president and our country.  

We put on our bracelets last night and made a commitment not to remove them until this war is over and our troops are home.  The bracelets will serve as a constant reminder to pray for and support our troops.  It is also our hope that others will notice and inquire about them so that we can share our patriotism.  I suppose it is a small gesture, but it carries with it great meaning.  We are both extremely proud to wear our bracelets as a symbolic expression of our love for our country.  GOD BLESS AMERICA. 

- Sharon & Dylan D.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

To Teach My Daughter to Care For Others

I purchased it for my daughter and she is proud to wear it. (she is 14 year old middle school student)   It is  very nice.  I was looking for a bracelet like what were worn during the Vietnam War time for POWs.  I was trying to show her and explain about them when she said she wanted one.  She wore it to school today and everyone wanted to know where she got it and told her how much they like it.  It is so hard for children to understand war, it is a very scary time for them, and maybe to understand even a part of caring for others who are helping us to be a safe and free nation is something. - Carol L.

For our Troops in Iraq

I wore this type of bracelet for 2 different POW/MIA in Vietnam, also wore one during the Iran hostage situation in the 1980's. I wanted to do the same for our Troops in Iraq....which I will continue to wear until they return back to US soil. - Cathy R.

One Way of Showing My Support

I began ordering this type of bracelet when I was in the seventh grade in 1969.  I have a cousin who is still Missing in Action from Vietnam and I still have his bracelet. I also ordered a bracelet after 9/11, and now this one. I just feel that is one way of showing my support. - Cindy C.

To Support Our Country

I chose to order the bracelet to show my support for our country and those fighting for our freedom as well as the freedom for those people who need our help.  I work more than full-time and don't have the luxury of standing on a street corner with a sign to show support for our President and country, and disdain for those who stand out there to  protest against our country, troops and freedom and say it's about oil.  It is their right to use their freedom of speech for such things, as is mine when someone asks why it is I wear my bracelet.  The bracelet may be a small part, but I will wear it everyday until all of troops come home.  God Bless our country. - Tanesa

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

To Support our Troops

The reason I wanted this bracelet is because I believe that no matter what your opinion of the war is you have to support our troops. - Marybeth B.

Friday, March 28, 2003

To have a physical reminder of my son in Iraq

I received my first of 2 bracelets ordered & I am overwhelmed. My son, Sgt. Robert Hall is in the 3rd Infantry in Iraq. I am having a very difficult time & am doing all I can to have a physical reminder of him with me every minute of every day. I absolutely love my bracelet & will wear & show it proudly until his safe return home.

The 2nd one is for his new wife he married just 5 weeks before being deployed. He was stationed overseas & married in the Philippines so we are going through the INS process to get her here. She of course misses him terribly. I had been wanting to get her a special little gift of some kind & when I learned of your site through a friend at work who had gotten a bracelet for one of the 911 victims. I immediately went to your site to order.

Debbie K.

Monday, March 24, 2003

For My Brother

Although it will make me a little sad everytime someone asks me about it, I will wear it proudly to honor my brother. I think it was a wonderful idea to come up with V.O.T. bracelets similar to the P.O.W. bracelets so that people are always aware that those we love & miss will not be forgotten, nor will what happened to them. - Sharon S.

Saturday, March 22, 2003

To Remember the 9/11 Victims and their Families

My reason for purchasing my Sept. 11, 2001 bracelet is because I was directly involved with the incident. I'm an Emergency Medical Technician in NJ and spent quite a few tiring days in New York City as well as in Jersey City along the shore line helping those that were in the city be transported to NJ by boat. This is my way of remembering the victims and their families who are still trying to cope with the awful tragedy of that day. 

Froggy EMT Girl

To Show Tribute to the Victims of 9/11/01

I wanted something to commemorate those that lost their lives on 9/11/01.  But I did not want to just commemorate just one of the many horrible things that happened that day.  I was especially affected because I too was on a plane traveling back to Dallas when the first plane struck the WTC.  It could have easily been the plane that I was on that was hijacked.  My heart goes out to everyone that lost their lives that day and their families. Thank you for providing a way for me to show tribute to the victims of 9/11/01. 

Steve B.

Friday, March 21, 2003

For the Sacrifices of the Military Protecting Us

I ordered the bracelet for my 10 year old granddaughter to let her realize that these are our military protecting us so that she can grow up in a free country and they are the ones protecting the rights of people of all nations. And POW'S give up their freedom for us.

Loretta T.

Sunday, March 02, 2003

Seeing Ground Zero Will Stay With Me for the Rest of My Life

I saw the ground zero site from the family viewing platform and it was the most profound thing i have ever saw it will stay with me for the rest of my life. Im 15 my dad was on a peer support thing for the NYPD we live in Washington state he made the trip and talked to some of the FDNY and NYPD guys  sum of the stories i heard were terrifying i couldn't even comprehend the things these men saw and experienced i was in the big relief tent i saw ground zero and more memories than i could count i know plan to be a firefighter in New York and i hope i can serve with any of the men from sept. 11th.

Kasey H.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

A Reminder of Why I Decided to Re-enlist

I am currently a Cleveland Police Officer....and recently, re-enlisted in the Army, so that I may do my part to rid this world of terrorism. Many did not understand why.  I ordered these bracelets as a gift for my closest co-workers.  A symbol to remind them of why I decided to re-enlist in the Army.

Timothy K.

Friday, February 14, 2003

For a Widowed Newlywed

I found your site while surfing the net looking for more information on 9/11. The person whose name is on my bracelet was the husband of a lady who I am currently making a memory quilt for, as her husband was on the 101st floor in the WTC and he worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. 

The saddest part of the whole thing was that they had just been married on 12/9/2000, and they would not have the opportunity to celebrate their 1st anniversary or even have the chance to start their family. I found the name of a site that started making memory quilts for people about 2 weeks after the disaster and was given her name.

Sandy M.

Sunday, February 02, 2003

Proud Parents of a USN Sailor

Our son is currently a USN Sailor aboard the US Navy ship "Joint Venture HSV X1".  In January of 2003 he was sent to the Middle East.  We thought that this would be a nice way to show our support of him and all the military service persons in addition to us flying our USA Flag everyday.

David and Cathy R.