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.

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