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.