Sunday, May 08, 2011

To Remind Me Of Who I Am

The first one I have worn for 8 years now is for a soldier who died on a mountain that I spent two weeks patrolling in Afghanistan.  The one I just ordered is for a battle buddy from my first tour in Kandahar.  I wear these Memorial Bracelets because they are links to the memories I have of my service now that I am out.  It is a link to the pain I feel each day.  It reminds me of who I am.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did the same for a while, then i learned it is best to let go of the pain and live your life freely to honor those close to you who have fallen. Your friends wouldnt want you to live in remorse and pain. Letting go doesn't mean forgetting their sacrifices. Utilize their sacrifice and excel in life because that is the ideals they died for!