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
Our good friends at Rhythm Interactive launched a contest at the beginning of August: share why you think Peace Cord makes a great holiday gift or stuffing stocker for the chance to win a pair of bracelets. On August 24th, the winner was announced!
Michelle Topi is a Peace Cord fan, as well as a mother of sons serving in the U.S. Marines. Michelle submitted the following story for her winning entry:
“I have three sons, two of whom are United States Marines, and one just got home from serving in Afghanistan. His mission in Marjah was counter insurgency: to help the local village leaders establish their own strong government. When I discovered ARZU STUDIO HOPE, I was thrilled to see an organization set up to empower the women of Afghanistan to support their families and their community, and felt your company’s purpose resonated with my own life’s purpose. I wear my own Peace Cord daily not only to honor my sons and all of our troops, but also to remind myself to be mindful of living my life in a way that supports peace-building activities – locally and globally.”
Many thanks to Rhythm Interactive for initiating this giveaway, Michelle for her participation and for sharing her amazing story, and a special thank you to her sons for their service!
Posted in Fans, Military, Photos, Testimonial
Tagged announcements, contest, Marine Corp, Marines, military, mothers, Rhythm Interactive, troops
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.
Posted in As Seen On, Celebs, Peace Cord, Testimonial
Tagged Afghan women, CBS, mark harmon, military, NCIS, PSA, special agent gibbs, television, troops, veterans
Peace Cord fan Deborah shared this photo of her two Peace Cord bracelets (in Air Force and Navy), which she wears along with her Wounded Warrior Project necklace. Thanks for supporting these great causes and sharing with us, Deborah!
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.
An Army solider proudly sports his Army Dress Peace Cord! We’d like to thank him for his support, and more importantly, his service.
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!
Supporter Lisa Smyth sent us this picture of how she wears her Marine Dress bracelet, saying, “I love my Peace Cord!” Thanks, Lisa!
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!
Posted in Fans, Military, Peace Cord, Photos, Testimonial
Tagged Afghan women, Afghanistan, Army, Facebook, military, military families, troops