Hero Stories

College Pride and Alma Mater HeroBracelets

Your Hero May be your son or daughter who will be the first generation in your family to graduate from college.  Or the second, or third, or fourth generation.   All college graduates, and their parents know the amazing feeling of such an immense accomplishment. BE PROUD.  Of yourself or your child, or your parent, or any family member graduating from college. While this might be cliché, - To thine own self be true. You know better than anyone who you are, and who you ...

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MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART ~ HAPPY DAY!

WE CELEBRATE AMERICA'S PURPLE HEART VETERANS ! August 7 marks National Purple Heart Day, a day that commemorates the 1782 creation of the honor, which is awarded to valiant soldiers who were injured or killed in combat. More specifically, the award was created in Newburgh, NY by General George Washington, who at the time was the commander in chief of the Continental Army. The award was technically called the "Badge for Military Merit" and it was meant to be presented to soldiers fo...

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The War on Suicide - #22tozero

More US Soldiers have killed themselves, than have died in the Afghan war. 22 veterans commit suicide each day Marine Clay Hunt received a hero’s welcome when he returned home to Texas after serving as a sniper in Afghanistan and Iraq. Struggling with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, the Purple Heart-winner became a widely-recognized advocate for veterans. In 2011, two years after leaving the Marines, the 28-year-old became one of the 8,000 veterans who commit suicide ev...

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In Memory of PFC Jason M Meyer

It's been 12 years and 2 months since we were given the news that every parent of a serviceman fears. PFC Jason M Meyer was KIA in Operation Iraqi Freedom, on 08 APR 2003 at the Baghdad Airport.  So, how does a parent or step-parent of a war death cope? We get involved with Gold Star groups and other parents. We search on line for ways to memorialize them. We make contact with other "survivors" and groups. We never let them be forgotten.  One of the first "things" we were given, w...

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In Memory of SGT JOSEPH HILL JR.

My friend lost his friend recently ~ this is what Garrett wrote to honor his friend, and to begin his healing process of grief. Poignant, and a fitting tribute, have a hanky ready.   "That day the sun shown bright, and the wind blew lightly. It was a beautiful day, and yet the most somber of my life. The same flag we wore on our shoulders with pride, is now draped over you. The wind dare not move this one though. We went to hell on the other side of the world, and made it back whole. ...

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In Memory of George Ellsworth Kenyon

This is my daddy.  He had blonde curly hair and was a dapper lad. I think all these young guys look adorable !   This is his Naval photo in San Diego, 1951 and on his way to the Korean War.  Did you know this War never ended?   The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when the armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. Clashes have continued to the present. Dad's dad, Comman...

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FREE HEROBRACELETS EVERY DAY (March 2015)

HeroBracelets.org GIVEAWAY ~ ONE HeroBracelet per day until March 31st. JUST LIKE our FACEBOOK page, and SHARE and comment with your email address so that I can reach you. (each day a new random winner) You must reply to my email for your FREE HeroBracelet. You may order any message you like, custom.... Black, bronze, red, blue or Purple Heart HeroBracelets for all your custom messaging  You Must go to our Facebook page in order to be entered into our drawing!  h...

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5 Generations of Snyders

This Amazing Photo of Five Snyder men was sent to us by a customer ordering a Custom Spartan HeroBracelet in his dad's honor.  We honor these men who have served our Country through generations. The gorgeous HeroBracelet tribute follows the great photo.  Thank you Snyder Family ! ~ Left to Right ~  John Snyder US Army, served in WWI, wounded 3 times, awarded the silver citation (later the silver star), during WWII he served in Greenland at a supply depot. Robert Snyder USMC...

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Navy SEAL Chris Kyle - AMERICAN SNIPER

INTERESTING ARTICLE on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's buddy Kevin Lacz - who plays himself in the movie 'AMERICAN SNIPER" HeroBracelet in honor of SEAL Chris Kyle.  Carry him on your wrist . The ‘American Sniper’ I Knew: Kevin Lacz on Fellow Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Movie Criticisms  Kevin Lacz served two tours in Iraq with fellow SEAL Chris Kyle and wound up as a technical adviser and actor in American Sniper. He opens up about his late pal and the movie. ...

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CONNECTED BY A POW BRACELET, VIETNAM VET AND LONG BEACH WOMAN MAY SOON MEET

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com)  —  They have never met, but they’ve been connected for decades. Jo Murray, a Long Beach woman, got a prisoner of war bracelet when she was a girl. She always wanted to meet the man whose name was engraved on the bracelet. KCAL9’s Jasmine Viel says a meeting between Murray and a retired Navy captain is in the works. During the Vietnam war, Americans to show support wore POW bracelets with the names of soldiers who were missing in act...

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