Agoura Hills, CA (WiredPRNews.com) This Memorial Day will be like most others, while one war goes unnoticed: some will participate in parades, some will grill out, and some will just be thankful to have a paid day vacation. People will go on with their lives without knowing what those in uniform do for our country.
That is until someone makes the ultimate sacrifice. When we see the flags at half-staff and read about a young man only married a year who was killed in Afghanistan. Or when we read of a young woman who wanted to go to college and served her country instead, but didn’t come home.
One company is giving a tribute to these unsung heroes of our age, by giving their families a token of appreciation that not only honors their child, but the sacrifice that they made for all of us.
It’s a small solid sterling silver replica of the combat boots every soldier in uniform wears, whether at home or overseas. It’s a gift that HonorBoot.com has made available to mothers who have lost a child in the line of duty.
Mother of Lance Corporal Ryan Winslow, who was killed while serving his country in Fallujah on April 15, 2006, received her Honor Boot in the mail recently and said, “The Honor Boot arrived today, and is very pretty. Thanks so much for your generosity,” Marynell Winslow. Ryan Winslow was serving his country as a member of the Scout Platoon, 2nd Tanks Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps.
The Honor Boot is an exact replica of the over three million military issue combat boots worn by our soldiers across the globe. They come in a sturdy all-American blue box so that they may be passed down through the generations. This is truly an heirloom that can be cherished by military families.
Another mother had this to say about the gift she received from HonorBoot.com: “Thank you very much for the boot chain. I have received it yesterday and it is beautiful. I will show it to the Gold Star mothers at our May 15’s meeting,” said Jasmine.
Not only has Honor Boot donated necklaces to mothers of fallen heroes, but they also donate part of the proceeds of all the necklaces sold to American Gold Star Mothers who have lost a child in service to our country.
If you have a friend or family member who has lost a loved one, or want to remember someone overseas or at home fighting for our freedom today, these boots are a symbol of your gratitude for their service to our country. Not only will you be showing your appreciation toward your loved ones, but you will be helping countless mothers across the country who have lost a son or daughter in military service by visiting HonorBoot.com.