Saturday, August 21, 2010

To Remember My Firefighting Father-in-law

I ordered a Memorial Bracelet for my sister-in-law as a birthday present. My father-in-law was and Assistant Chief of a Fire Dept in the State of Ohio, he served for over 20 years and in that time was a great roll model for many in the Fire Service, as well as being Eagle Scout and a Troop Leader in the Boys Scout. He truly was a man to be respected.

His two children followed in his footsteps and went into the Fire Service respectfully as an EMT-Basic, and his son (my husband) as a Paramedic/Firefighter. His greatest joy was his children. He sadly and suddenly passed away in February of 2009. My father in law was my sister in laws hero, best friend, and there is never a day that goes by that she does not miss him being a part of her everyday life. I ordered this bracelet as a way for her to have him by her side at all times, as well as for the donation it would make to other families.

Thank You for your creation.
Kristin McK

Friday, August 13, 2010

For All My Uncles that Served in WWII

I wear my Memorial Bracelet for all my uncles that served during World War II. Only one didn't return after his P-47D had engines problems upon return to his base in Italy. He was a young man who had a promising future after the war, a similar statement about many who served. Researching his history I found a listing of so many other young men who went to war to only last a few weeks before dying. Tragic stories each of them. For me I have to remember those stories, I value my freedom greatly and today our nation is stuck in the muck of hoplessness and war. I believe it is our duty to remind others that there are success stories and the possiblities of what we can do as a nation is tremendous. My Memorial Bracelet is to add value to my uncles and their service and to remind me, that my freedom wasn't free.

Claude A.