Hero Stories for October 2008

Time Magazine mentions HeroBracelets in a story

During the Sept. 26 Presidential Debate, Senator John McCain vowed to continue fighting in Iraq, noting that he wore a bracelet given to him by the mother of a slain soldier--a woman who'd made him promise, he said, to "make sure [her] son's death was not in vain." Senator Barack Obama immediately responded that he had a bracelet too--given to him by a woman who begged him to "make sure another mother is not going through what I'm going through." Memorial bracelets have been around since the...

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HeroBracelets on KVUE

Austin TV News just did a story on HeroBracelets. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE STORY. Austin company the link to bracelets worn by candidates 05:55 PM CDT on Thursday, October 2, 2008 By ELISE HU KVUE News Bracelets became the talk of the presidential debate last week, after both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama said they were wearing one in honor of a fallen soldier. The aluminum bands worn on the candidates wrists were the brainchild of an Austin advertising executive, who started the compa...

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Shots from Iraq.

We just received the bracelets and I wanted to thank you very much for getting those for us.  There are lots of ways to honor the Soldiers who have passed away while over here, but I think that with a constant reminder on our wrist, we know what we are trying to do over here. I sat down and talked to my Commander about writing and we don't have an issue with that.  So right now I will send some pictures. The first picture is one of my Platoon Sergeants - just showing that we can play around ...

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My Three Heroes!

Good Morning, I want to share with you, my heroes.  I have three. On my right arm, I wear a bracelet for my sailor.  He has been in the Navy for 2 years and is currently serving at NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Italy.  Although this is considered "safe" duty, with the threat of terrorism worldwide, I think all of our service members could be at risk any time, any where.  Even though I don't need a reminder to pray for my son, as I think of him all the time, the bracelet is a constant reminder to...

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Pictures from Iraq.

Hey all. This is me in a village called Little Abu Sayda.  Pretty torn up by AQI (Al Qaeda), the kids are great, they don't have much and appreciate what we bring.  Working to restore some services and economy in the area.  Two of our troops covering us while we talk with the local officials. Mike  Stew

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Great memorial bracelets.

Dear Hero Bracelets, I ordered one of your memorial bracelets a few months back in a friend's name. And the other day, something occured to me. This simple bracelet, to me, is a more powerful memorial than any of the big buildings or sites in Washington, DC. It's my personal memorial, that I see every day. I think about him a dozen times a day and that's priceless to me. Thank you Hero Bracelets for giving me a way to remember someone that means the world to me. Cathy Barto

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My Hero, LC Lance Tanner Graham.

I ordered my bracelet the day that I got the news that we had lost Lance on Mother's Day in 2005 to a roadside bomb.  Lance was like an older brother to me, he in fact was my older brother's best friend.  He was always the biggest of the group, but he had the biggest heart, we jokingly called him the Gentle Giant.  He had a smile that could light up a room.  Lance had a way of making us smile no matter what. He had a going away party in San Antonio before he was sent over, I missed it as I li...

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Love my Camo HeroBracelets.

The last bracelet I ordered from you was the deployed hero kind.  The copper color was great and it was really comfortable.  But after wearing it daily for a year I decided it was time for an upgrade.  So this time I ordered your new desert camo color, and I LOVE it.  I'm not big on wearing camo, but I thought it would be a nice change and I'm really glad I did.  The gold color with the copper and black makes it obvious that I'm supporting my soldier, but is also beautiful enough to not look ...

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My Hero, Marquis Antoine Whitaker.

I have had the honor of wearing Marquis Antoine Whitaker's hero bracelet for a few years now. Being from Columbus, Georgia, I requested a soldier from Columbus and was honored to get Marquis. As it turned out, I discovered we are both graduates of Kendrick High School, 30 years apart. Me in 1972 and Marquis in 2002. I do not know Marquis' family nor do I believe they are aware I wear their son's hero bracelet. In an effort to work towards safely and expediently bringing home each and every ...

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My Hero. My son, SSgt Joshua M. Horton, USMC.

I have previously sent my story to you, and you have published it, as well.  I still wear my bracelet, and have since I first bought it.  It never comes off, even when I get formally dressed and wear more glitzy jewelry, this is the finest piece I have to wear.  I am proud to wear it, and still get people asking what it is all about.  When I tell them my story, most apologize for asking, because they know it stirs great emotion.  I'll gladly tell you my story once again, and it will probably ...

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