They are showing up on patriotic wrists everywhere: the “Battle Saint” bracelet. 

The idea is the brainchild of Cynthia Lemay who wanted to honor the men and women who serve in the U.S. military.  The bracelet sells for $5 and is made of wood with pictures of saints on it.

“Wherever I go, people ask me about the bracelet, the story behind it, how we came up with the idea. And people who wear them just feel like it gives them a sense of protection,” Lemay told WWJ’s Marie Osborne.

Lemay said she got the idea for the bracelet while chatting with young family members who told her stories of their experiences serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Lemay said, following the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, more people are interested in ordering the bracelet.  They’re worn by the people who support our troops, and the brave men and women themselves.

“Sometimes we get pictures from soldiers. They send us pictures of their arm with the bracelet on, they send us a story about they’ve been in a firefight or they’ve been in an attack and they’re safe, and they just want to thank us,” she said.

For more information or to buy one, visit

Comments (8)
  1. Pat Harris says:

    Mrs. Lemay, my husband & I would like to make a contribution to your organization to make the bracelets. Please send me your contact information. We also will be purchasing bracelets for family & friends. Thank you, Pat Harris. The bracelets are simply beautiful & a God send.

  2. Lydia Lozano says:

    The “the brainchild of Cynthia Lemay”?? These bracelets have been for sale in Mexico and the rest of Latin America for a couple of decades. I think they even sell them at Fatima in Portugal. They cost about 25-50 cents. I agree entirely with the sentiment of honoring our soldiers, but I think it is odd that this is reported like she invented something new.

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  3. Miriam says:

    Go to any Catholic bookstore, you’ll find them there.

  4. says:

    I ordered, they took my money, have not recieved them and don’t answer the phone and the email won’t go through to find out where my order is!!!

    1. Francesco says:

      Great post! I?m just starting out in nicmumoty management/marketing media and trying to learn how to do it well resources like this article are incredibly helpful. As our company is based in the US, it?s all a bit new to us. The example above is something that I worry about as well, how to show your own genuine enthusiasm and share the fact that your product is useful in that case

  5. Tammy Gourley says:

    I too have ordered some of these bracelets, I have not recieved them and there is no contact info, that I can find, to inquire about where the order is!!!!!!

  6. Rony says:

    I confess I am one who mliany uses Twitter as a glorified RSS feed using Tweetfeed. Mind you, it certainly works – one blog post was picked up in the Twittersphere (sorry) and gave me a huge (for me) traffic spike. I’ve posted about how journalists and the media love Twitter, mliany because it can give you the appearance of engaging with the digital media discussion without you having to do any work. But that’s really just using something like to post quick links to Twitter. As you say, very few journalists use it for real reporting. One key thing for me is the effort involved. I find that long-form blogging simply takes up too much time and mental space. I’m just less inclined to spend time microblogging as well (and as well as my day job). Interesting that Paul Bradshaw of the Online Journalism Blog

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