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.