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Proud Military Mom Shares Thoughts on Peace Cord

Patty Mattes, a proud military mom and supporter of Peace Cord, had these thoughtful words to share:

“I am so glad I came across this website.  My son is currently serving his second deployment in Afghanistan so I think these peace cords are a perfect reminder of our men and women who are serving their country and helping the Afghans at the same time.”

Thanks for sharing, Patty! We appreciate your support of Peace Cord and your son’s service to our country.

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What People Are Saying About Peace Cord (Pt. 5)

FACEBOOK:

“Great way to support what our soldiers make possible overseas!” – Sarah-Jane in Paris, KY

“This is wonderful. I do want to say, I have worn mine everyday for the past year, never once taken off… Not as a trend, but showing my pride in the sacrifices that are made for us each and everyday.” – Jodi in Unknown

“I’ve been wearing my Arzu/ Hope Peace Cord. I gave my dad an Army dress cord because he was in the Army, but I have a feeling my mom will end up wearing it instead. She saw it when he opened it at Christmas and instantly liked it.” – Gail in Maryland

WE ASKED: What Peace cord style(s) do you wear the most and why?

“Green Marine Dress bracelet. It’s classy and a great conversation starter!” – Sara Jean

“I wear the Desert Khaki! It’s actually one of my husband’s favorite colors! It’s a reminder…a prayer…that my Afghan husband will get to see his family again one day and I will too!” – Laura

“Black with silver Air Force! My fav clothing color, plus it represents my father-in-law who is a retired Air Force and a special guy.” – Roxann

TWITTER:

“Proud to wear the @PeaceCord. #GivePeaceaChance” – Karmin, band

“Can’t wait to wear my @PeaceCord to welcome home my brother from deployment in Afghanistan in March.” – Amanda in Unknown

“So awesome that Gavin [DeGraw] ‘gets it!’ When celebs promote Peace in this way, it has a deeper impact for those it serves!” – Teri on the East Coast

“We’re happy to share the love with such a great charitable cause! We’re wearing our new bracelets very proudly!” – Her Late Night Cravings blog

“They are super chic and fashion forward and support a great cause – awesome combination!” – Dorothy Cascerceri, Senior Editor of In Touch Weekly

“University of Wisconsin-Madison Women in Business love @PeaceCord bracelets! Such a great cause to support women across the globe!” – UWWIB

Thanks so much to everyone who shared their thoughts! We appreciate your ongoing enthusiasm and support for Peace Cord!

Peace Cord & ARZU STUDIO HOPE on CBS ‘The Early Show’!

ARZU STUDIO HOPE was highlighted in a story about Boston-based nonprofit Beyond the 11th in a CBS ‘The Early Show’  special on Thursday, September 8. Since 2005, Beyond the 11th and ARZU STUDIO HOPE have worked together to bring education, healthcare and economic opportunity to women, many of them widows, in Afghanistan. Beyond the 11th has helped to fund a number of key ARZU initiatives including constructing and furnishing the ARZU Women’s Community Center in Dragon Valley, Bamyan, building the Children’s Playground at the nearby ARZU Garden Center, supporting the Peace Cord project, providing scholarships for three young women pursuing higher education and delivering bonuses for widow rug weavers.

                      See the CBS video here.

Mark Harmon Supports Peace Cord in this PSA!

Mark Harmon and his television character Special Agent Gibbs support Peace Cord™ by wearing one on the hit CBS show NCIS. Here, Mark shares why wearing peace proudly is an inspirational way to make a positive impact in the lives of women and families in Afghanistan. Many thanks to Mark Harmon for his support of Peace Cord™! Visit www.peacecord.org for more information.

Goodlifer Editor-in-Chief Proud to Wear Peace Cord!

Johanna, Editor-in-Chief of the blog Goodlifer, shows off her Peace Cord in this great photo!

You can read the article she wrote on Peace Cord here.

What People Are Saying About Peace Cord (Pt. 3)

Here are some more quotes from supporters of Peace Cord!

“I [purchased Peace Cord] as a gift for a young lady who is graduating from college and will be commissioned as a Navy Officer this coming May.  My daughter graduates from the same program next year and will be a Navy Nurse…and I am retired from the US Navy after serving 25 years. Women today in our country have so many freedoms and having traveled to some not so nice places during my 25 year career I know that is not the case in many nations in Africa/ Middle East/Asia.  I bought the Peace Cord [bracelets] for the these young Naval officers to remind them that what they do is not just important to the citizens of the United States, but hopefully their service will stand for a greater gift…freedom for so many, especially women, who are still oppressed in so many nations. God bless you for what you do to facilitate a means for the women of Afghanistan to endeavor to gain that independence and freedom that they so richly deserve!” – Pam Jacobsen, US Navy Retired

“I was given one of the Navy Peace Cord bracelets from my sister & I LOVE IT!!!  My son bought one in honor of his cousin who just entered the army & was just sent to Afghanistan.” – Karen in VA

“If you’re on my Christmas list this year… guess what you’re getting… hint hint – these are awesome accessories with a special story to go with them…. the PERFECT gift!” – Heather in Riner, VA

“Peace Cords are a hot item at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Conference on Afghan Women!” – Jenifer in Austin, TX
(The conference was held at Southern Methodist University in Dallas last week.)

Once again, we are so grateful for the positive response. Thanks to everyone who shared their comments! WEAR PEACE PROUDLY!

Peace Cord Fan Loves to Accessorize!

Supporter Lisa Smyth sent us this picture of how she wears her Marine Dress bracelet, saying, “I love my Peace Cord!” Thanks, Lisa!

Family of an Army Father Wears Peace Cord

Heather, a Peace Cord supporter, was nice enough to share with us a picture of her daughter, Kaitlyn, proudly wearing her bracelets! Heather says:

Her daddy is active duty Army 1SG – she’s showing him some ♥ with them while supporting a good cause. It’s a great opportunity to teach my girls about life. When they saw mine, they had to have one too…..

What a beautiful story! We are so happy to see this family enjoying their bracelets and Wearing Peace Proudly. Thanks for sharing, Heather!

Atlanta Braves Manager Wearing Peace Cord!

Fredi Gonzales, manager of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, loves his Peace Cord!

What People Are Saying About Peace Cord (Pt. 2)

We have been beyond thrilled by the positive response we’ve gotten since our Today Show appearance! Want to know what people are saying about Peace Cord™ bracelets? Below are some comments from our Facebook and Twitter pages!

“In honor of International Women’s Day, wearing my @peacecord bracelet, woven by Afghan women.” – Anne, New York, NY

“Thank YOU for what you’re doing… my father {retired} wore one I made for him when he was deployed…” – Theo, unknown city

“What an amazing thing to share with people around the world…Something beautiful for someone beautiful. I am ordering as I write for family and friends so they can look down and remember heroes from all over the world.” – Deidre, unknown city

“My husband is a Vietnam Era Air Force veteran so we both got the new Air Force bracelets. They are VERY nice!” – Deb in Otsego, MI

“Yep… The NBC today show is the reason I found your FB page. I’m sharing it with my military Mom friends! Proud Air Force Mom here.” – Debra, unknown city

“I’m sharing too…all my Facebook friends. I’m going to let my 14-year-old daughter pick hers out after school today. Like I said to my friend, what a tribute to be wearing a piece of our soldiers around our wrists.” – Stacey in Holly, MI

“I love this site and the Peace Cord. I come from a long line of military servicemen in my family. And the rewards it gives to those women who make them is the best idea behind this.” – Serena Nelson, born on MacDill Air Force Base in FL

Once again, many thanks to all of our supporters! We are excited to continue to share our mission with you.