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.