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 battlesaint.com.