Monday, September 10, 2012

In Memory of Sept. 11th

Ten years ago I purchased a Memorial Bracelet that reads: In Support Of Our Military, In Memory of Sept. 11, 2001. I have worn this bracelet for ten years since the day it arrived in the mail. It's only been taken off twice. Once for an MRI and once for heart surgery. Other than that I wear it as a reminder to those that died that fateful day, our troops that have died since then and our troops that are still serving. It's a daily reminder of how grateful I am to those men and women that protect my family and home. A daily reminder that they should not ever be forgotten. Everyone that sees my bracelet and asked about it is another solider remembered, another victim not forgotten and another moment to remind someone of the 'bigger" picture in life.

My bracelet is scuffed and scratched, a little out of round and could use a good buffing. But, yet, I refused to take it off for something so little. Every scuff and dent reminds me of a solider that is damaged alot worse, a family missing a vital member or an innocent lost in the blink of an eye.

Funny how a little stainless cuff of metal can change your life.

Lora R.

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