Thursday, September 30, 2004

To Never Forget the Damage that War can do

I have had a POW bracelet since my brother was in the Vietnam war. I still wear it and this new bracelet will join it on my wrist. I chose the man on my KIA bracelet because he is from my home state of Illinois and was killed on my birthday. Each year as I celebrate my birthday, I will celebrate this man’s life and all the others whose lives were sacrificed in a land so far from home. I truly believe that we must never forget the damage that war can do, not only to a country, but personally, to us all.

Rockford, IL

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Viet Nam Solder Who Went MIA on My Birthday

I selected the MIA Bracelet because I am a Viet Nam Era vet. The person I selected was MIA on my birthday, July 17th and he was in the same branch of service I was in, the Air Force.


So I Would Never Become Like Those That Forgot

I ordered the bracelet because, I had to work this year on 9/11 due to a store meeting. During the meeting I asked 2 different managers if we could have a moment of silence. The first one said for what? and then said no. The second one said no, it would be bad for morale. I was so appalled by these responses, i ordered the bracelet so that I would never become like them. We all said we'd never forget... some of us did.


For the Bifolchi Family

I ordered this bracelet because I want to remember the men and women who gave their lives for our country. I have never agreed with the reasons for the war and my wearing of a mia/pow bracelet is in tribute to the brave soldiers. I can't imagine how my soldiers' family deals with his never coming back home. I hope I never have to go through what the Bifolchi family has gone through.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

For a Fellow Marie Who Died on My Birthday

I received the bracelet w/ Sgt Harry T. Wilson's information today.

The selection of the specific bracelet is tied distantly to my birth, the Marine Corps, and the Vietnam War. I'm currently an officer in the Marine Corps. I was born on June 4, 1970 in Saigon, Vietnam. The bracelet ordered identifies Sgt Harry T. Wilson, USMC, listed as POW/MIA on June 4, 1970, later to be identified as KIA.

So you can see there are threads that binds us. Sgt Wilson - a fellow Marine who fought in the Vietnam War and died on the day of my birth. I joined the Corps to give back some small measure of what those like him sacrificed. For without them, I would not a US Citizen and a US Marine.

Semper Fi,


Monday, September 27, 2004

To Think About Others

We ordered the bracelets because I think its so important to remember people who have lost some important in their lives to a horrible tragedy. The bracelet I ordered for my self, the gentleman died in the WTC and his last name is very similar to my maiden name, and that really touched me. I ordered a bracelet for my husband with the name of a young man who died in Iraq on Christmas Eve. I thought it was important to think about others suffering as we celebrate how important our own family and friends are.


Sunday, September 26, 2004

In Sara's Honor

I chose Sara E. Low because I have flown American Airlines a lot, and when I saw her name on the roster, I decided it would be fitting. This is just my way of remembering someone who perished. I did a little research on Sara and found out that she held 2 degrees, and yet continued to do what she loved the most.... Fly. I consider it a privilege to be able to show my support and wear this bracelet in Sara's honor.


Saturday, September 25, 2004

For Close Friend Susan Santo

Susan Santo was a close friend of mine. She was in tower 2 working that day. Thank you for offering this special opportunity to pay tribute to her, I miss her so much. She was a wonderful person.


Friday, September 24, 2004

To do Something for Someone That Gave so Much

I ordered my bracelet because a friend of mine owns one and I thought it was a lovely way to remember someone that served for our country and possibly keep their memory alive. I come from an Army family so I appreciate anything that has to do with the military, and I find this can be my part to do something right for someone that gave so much.

Thank you,


Thursday, September 23, 2004

Alexandria Fire Fighter Andrew Fredericks

My mother has been an EMS supervisor for the City of Alexandria for 6 years and a paramedic for 12 years and my Dad is a retired Battalion chief for the same department. I was raised in the Fire Department and will die with the fire department (my mother and I have side-by-side boxes for our ashes in the Fire Department memorial here in the city). Andrew Fredericks was a fire fighter for our city for years and finally got the call to work in New York. Our city and country lost a great man (along with many others) that day and this is the one way I can wear his badge of courage on my sleeve (or wrist).


Tuesday, September 21, 2004

For the Family of a Soldier Killed in Iraq

Shortly after Sept. 11th I purchased a bracelet engraved with the name of a person who had died in one of the towers. I recently decided I wanted another bracelet with the name of a soldier who had been killed in Iraq, but I wasn't sure if such a bracelet existed. I was pleased to stumble upon your website, and even more thrilled at the quality and design of my bracelet. I plan on wearing it often, just like I do my 9/11 bracelet. Whenever I look down and notice my Memorial Bracelet on my wrist, I silently pray for this man's loved ones, whom I'm sure are still grieving him.

Thank you and God Bless!


For my Uncle Fighting in Iraq

I ordered a bracelet because my uncle was fighting over in Iraq.


Monday, September 20, 2004

For SSGT Scott Sather

The bracelet I ordered - SSGT Scott Sather - was my friend's husband. They had been married a year when he was killed. They deserved more time together in this world.

Thanks for a nice way for me to remember Scott


Sunday, September 19, 2004

For Daniel Romero and Mike Spann

The reason I ordered the bracelets is to honor my friend Daniel Romero who was killed in Afghanistan. Daniel and I served in the Army together, attending Special forces training in 1991. Always a warrior Daniel was still serving with SF when he was killed.

I moved on to work for the US Gov't in another capacity and will wear the other bracelet to honor another comrade, Mike Spann, also killed in Afghanistan.

Thank you,


Saturday, September 18, 2004

As A Constant Reminder

I bought the bracelet because I am in the Armed Forces. I wore a POW bracelet everyday for many years, but I am not from the Vietnam era and that was not my war to fight. We must never forget the brave men and women who fought the Vietnam War and I think we must continue to try to account for the missing. However, for me, I needed to connect myself with the War on Terrorism.

The events of Sept 11, 2001 were life changing for many people, myself included. I wear my bracelet to remind me why I go to work everyday. It is a constant reminder of the War on Terrorism and a solemn reminder of how easily life can be taken away. I will wear my bracelet everyday, with pride, just as I wear my uniform. Thanks for your service, it is a great reminder, and a great way to honor those that died on Sept 11, 2001. We must never forget!

MSgt Mike

Friday, September 17, 2004

For My Husband and Brother


Thursday, September 16, 2004

To Remember Why Aaron's Death was Not in Vain

In February 2003, my husband's National Guard unit was deployed. The spent until the end of May in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, then travelled overseas and remained there until April 2004. November 29, 2003, the convoy my husband and 3 of our best friends (among others) were travelling in was ambushed. The two youngest of the four friends were riding together and their truck was hit. Aaron was killed, he was 22, Joe was injured. I purchased these bracelets in memory of Aaron and so that we will always remember the events that led to this war and will always remember why Aaron's death was not in vain.


Sunday, September 12, 2004

To Show Others That I Will Never Forget

Having been in the Fire/EMS field for nearly 8 years now, I wanted to find to show others I have not, and will not forget what happed on 09/11/01. I am also a Medic in the Air Force, so 09/11 had that extra special meaning to me. Being a Medic, I was able to help with the victims of the Pentagon attack, trying to help provide whatever closure I could for their families. Knowing that 343 Firefighters and 72 Police officers were killed on that Tragic day, my bracelet reminds me, and everyone else, that I Truly, Will Never Forget!!


Wednesday, September 08, 2004

For Robert Fazio

Robert Fazio was a cousin of a good friend of my wife and daughters when we lived in Massapequa Park NY. I had a bracelet with the name of a member of FDNY who was a good friend of a former coworker but I lost it so decided to get another

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

In Memory of Sara Low

I am a flight attendant and I wanted to have this bracelet to remember what happened to all those who lost their lives on 9/11. I chose crew member Sara Low because she and I are both from Arkansas. Although I did not know her personally, I do know a close friend of hers. I want her family and friends to know that she is missed by many and will never be forgotten. I will wear this bracelet in Sara's memory every time I fly.