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.
“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
“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!
Posted in Fans, Military, Peace Cord, Testimonial
Tagged Afghan women, Afghanistan, Air Force, ARZU STUDIO HOPE, Facebook, peace, quotes, soldiers, troops, Twitter, veteran
Amy and Nick from the band Karmin pose with their Peace Cords in this awesome photo they tweeted. Thanks for wearing peace proudly, guys!
Peace Cord supporter Lainee Pegelow wore her Air Force Dress bracelet while visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and sent us a photo! She included the following message:
“A trip to the USS Arizona Memorial was both moving and memorable. Nearly 70 years after the event that plunged the United States into World War II, a pristine white structure gently floats above an iron tomb. A place of past hate and destruction, now surrounded by calm warm waters symbolizing remembrance and honor.”
Thanks for sharing for Wearing Peace Proudly, Lainee!
Check out the photos and submissions from our Mother’s Day Contest winners! The winners will each receive two Peace Cord bracelets as a prize. Congrats to everyone!
GARY ALFORD, "New Mom"
Gary says: “I have already purchased 3 of them a couple of months ago. I would like to win 2 of them to give out to my team time literature kids who have worked really hard on reading with no complaints, learned the vowel sound combinations, did all their work required and showed improvement on reading tests every week on number of words read per minute. This would force them to work harder, I feel. It did last time.”
JACQUELINE BOYER, "Navy Girl - The Walking Advertisement"
Jacqueline says: “I love my peace cord! It reminds me to pray everyday for peace in the world and for the troops. I bought the peace cord to support the efforts of the Afghan women and their empowerment and for the support of the troops. I bought the navy peace cord to honor the memory of my father-in-law who served in the navy during World War II. I believe in this program and think it’s a great idea. I hope your effort spread across the globe.”
DEDEE SIVE, “Spirit Sisters!”
Dedee says: “Mother’s Day – A day for ALL women to rejoice and share the sheer joy of being a mom or the desire to be one. We women raise most all the children, so we must instill in future generations that we really are a ‘global society’ made up with the fabric of diversity. Let the Peace Cord on your wrist be a reminder of our sisters who are in a struggle to bring peace and equality to their lives and their families – they have tremendous resolve and spirit. They are a beacon of light spreading hope to many, their voices want to be heard! Support our ‘spirit sisters’ by proudly wearing your Peace Cord and giving Peace Cords to all those you love on Mothers Day.”
KRISTIN BUSH, “Childhood Bonds, Motherly Peace”
Kristin says: “My mother holds a very special place in my life. She really is my best friend and is the one who has always been an important role model in my life and now, an important figure in my daughter’s life. My mother brings me peace and the peace cord symbolizes the bond, the tie we share forever.”
DIANE ROCHEFORT, “A Woman is Always a Mother”
Diane says: “I purchased a Peace Cord Bracelet for a gift for a Foster Mother who has done more for a child than many birth mothers! It is truly amazing how a “special mother” can add such love and value to the life of a young man whose birth mother wasn’t able to carry the load. A Woman is always a mother, even if she hasn’t had any of her own children, when she reaches out to someone in need and gives them her love and support.”
Posted in Fans, Peace Cord, Photos, Testimonial
Tagged 2011 Mother's Day Contest, announcements, ARZU STUDIO HOPE, contest, Mother's Day, mothers, peace, women
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.