Anyway, I found out about HeroBracelets through NoelBelle originally. I thought it was touching that she wears it everyday (with pearls and all! :D) to remind her and her world about her Marine who is currently deployed.
So the day I read about it, I hopped over to www.herobracelets.org and ordered my own "deployed HeroBracelet" and also let some of my MilSpouse friends on Facebook know about it. What a response it got from their families and friends! "We should all get them" was a resounding response. I was touched, as I am often, now that I am surrounded by the military family; this is one that takes great pride and joy in the accomplishments and sacrifices our men and women of this country make... I was just touched.
But I digress... I ordered one for my Marine, even though he isn't deployed.
Mine arrived yesterday and I'm stoked!
Since I come from a liberal-ish (don't hate me!) background, it helps me educate other liberal-ish people about the military and its people. I loved it when Hellcat Betty said that she realized that the "military isn't just an accessory to war." If people ask about my HeroBracelet, it will be a conversation starter about this awesome bracelet or about our lovely, proud, strong military, or my Marine.
Awesome things about HeroBracelets:
- You can wear it all the time! Show off your service member proudly!
- You can contribute $2 per bracelet that you order to a Military Friendly program.
- You can educate people about the bracelet or the military when you wear it out!
- It's just awesome (duh!)!!