Monday, October 30, 2006

For My Brothers

I ordered 2 bracelets, one a custom bracelet in memory of the WolfHounds of 1st Platoon, A Company 2-27 Infantry with whom I served in Afghanistan. The other is a memorial bracelet in honor of the one soldier we lost from our Company in 2004 while in Afghanistan. All of these men, living and deceased will always hold a place in my heart, and will always be my brothers. I feel it necessary to carry their memory with me at all times. .

John "Iron Gut"

Thursday, October 26, 2006

For Michael and Ricky

I received the bracelet and it really moved me. It is really nice and reminds me to pray for my friend Michael and those he left behind.

I knew Michael his whole life. He and his family were friends of our family. I married a girl a few doors down from Michael's home.

Michael was murdered during the attacks on the WTC. Michael's best friend and friend of mine Ricky Caprone were also murdered that day.

I am a firefighter in Bushkill, Pa.. I moved up here 15 years ago from N.Y.. Michael helped Theresa and I move into our new home. As you can see Michael was a constant thread in my life. I wear the bracelet to remind me that life can be stolen at any moment and to remember those that had their lives taken way to soon. It reminds me to pray and to count the blessings I have.

Thank you for the chance to have a visual reminder of what I need to be doing. Praying!


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

To Support Byron and His Family

I received my POW bracelet today.  I was very pleased with the quality. I found your site on one of the POW-MIA sites, I think it was POW Biographies. I bought a bracelet in the early 70's, wrote to his family, eventually looked up a lot of history about him, talked to one of the guys he was in Viet Nam with, he was part of my life for a very long time, and he always will be.

I have several other bracelets, another from Viet Nam, one from Korea, one from the first Gulf War. I wanted this one because my nephew is in Iraq now and the name I ordered is from Michigan, as we are. I can't imagine how awful it must be to not know where your loved one is and so this is just my way of supporting Byron and his family. 

Thank you for continuing to bring attention to this cause. Have an awesome day.

Lynda S.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

For PFC. Kubic

I served with several very honorable young men over in seas. Some of my buddies who had served overseas in Iraq in 2003 had gotten bracelets from you to honor their fallen brothers. The young man whose name that I put on my bracelet was a very brave and honorable young man who gave his life fighting and defending this great country of ours. I had the great pleasure of serving with PFC. Kubik over seas in Iraq and I thought there was no better way to honor him than getting a bracelet from you with his name on it. Thank you very much for giving the chance and the honor to have this one last memory of my fallen comrade.

Thank You

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

For My Father

My father was a Chicago Police Officer and the greatest man I ever knew.
He is the reason why I became a Police Officer, this bracelet will be with me
forever to serve as a reminder as to how much he meant to me and how much I
will miss him. Life is too short, honor your family.....


For Berry Berenson Perkins

Years ago I had a POW bracelet very similar I never took off until my POW came home. He finally did thank God!

I am sure I am only one of thousands that 9/11 had a major impact on. No, I did not have a loved one killed or injured, but it effected me no less and still does to this day.

When I was a very young girl, several female photographers had a major influence on me to do as they did and to and become the artists they were. One of them was Berry Berenson Perkins who was on the first plane that hit the WTC that nightmarish day. It was so shocking to me her life should end in such violence. She will always be in my thoughts and her family in my prayers.
Thank you so for making these bracelets available. It is a day that should NEVER be forgotten.



Saturday, October 14, 2006

A Constant Reminder

I was watching the news about Iraq and I started thinking about Vietnam. I wore a POW bracelet all through high school. I began wondering if something similar would be available today to show our support. The simplicity of the bracelets make them beautiful, but the underlying sadness that they represent is a constant reminder of the sacrifice that is being made daily by our troops. My soldier never came home from Vietnam. I checked the paper daily for his name and eventually returned my bracelet to his family. It is a memory that has stayed with me all of these years. And now at 50, I am again wearing a POW bracelet. I never thought that I would see this again in my lifetime. I look down at that bracelet with tremendous sadness because I know that this brave solider made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Many brave men and women have given their lives for the freedoms that we cherish today. We should never forget their sacrifice. This is what the bracelet represents, and this is why I will always wear it.

Thank you.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

For Our Servicemen

Forty years ago, I wore a memorial bracelet for Captain Scarborough, a helicopter pilot who went missing in the mid-1960s. I wore the bracelet until it practically fell off. To this day, I still don't know if he was taken prisoner when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam, or if his remains were recovered and returned to his family.

Now, almost forty years have past and I still cannot forget the bravery of our young men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice, so we may be free.

I selected this serviceman because he went missing on my birthday. I remember celebrating the day in 1967, and now I have another MIA/POW who I can never forget because of this connection. My heart is still heavy for those who were lost so long ago. Once again, I will wear a bracelet with great pride and reverence.


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Operation Enduring Freedom

I served in the military for over ten years and my superiors made it almost mandatory for all incoming recruits to go down to the military clothing store to purchase one of the POW bracelets for the Vietnam war. Those were the only ones that were being made back then as a reminder of the sacrifice that fellow soldiers made. Now that they are available for all conflicts and wars, I ordered one for a fellow friend who was killed in action in operation enduring freedom. Now I will carry his memory with me forever.


Thursday, October 05, 2006

For Vietnam POWs and MIAs

I ordered a Vietnam POW MIA bracelet because I wanted to remember the sacrifice that many men and women made in Vietnam and other conflicts. This bracelet will remind me that my freedom didn't come without a price. I'm sure I will wear my bracelet until the man's name on my bracelet is found or I will wear it for the rest of my life.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

For Mark Bingham

Around the 5th anniversary of the attacks I saw a TV show about the passengers of United 93. I was amazed by their composure and courage. I ordered the bracelet because I want to personally honor this group of people who showed all of us in the United States what it means to be a hero against terrorism. I choose Mark Bingham because he was gay and I want people know that.