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- Nearly 10 million veterans are age 65 or older.
- Of homeless veterans, 70 percent suffer from substance abuse, 50 percent experience mental health issues.
- 6 percent of Gulf War-era II veterans (post-9/11) are unemployed.
Are you a veteran of the United States? Do you know a veteran? Or do you want to support America’s veterans by participating in fundraising efforts? Defender Bracelets wants to join non-profit and not for profit organizations to help raise money for those who have served our country. Service members past and present and their families who are in need can greatly benefit from the support organizations like us can provide. We seek to give veterans and our readers a resource for fundraising news and information that will support veterans and benefit our servicemen and women.
Defender Bracelets is a 100 percent veteran owned and operated a company that wants to help organizations raise money to support veterans and their families. Our mission is simple, but the impact that we can achieve is great. Our team is made up of veterans who have served our country in many different ways. With the combined experience and knowledge our team has, we are confident that we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most, from disabled veterans to those who are suffering from substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness, unemployment, and more.
- Robert Gallion, president of Defender Bracelets, was a member of the US NAVY and served during the Vietnam era.
- Lee Morrison was a member of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam.
- Bob Jonas was a member of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War era.
In order to support and raise money for those who have served, our focus is on representing areas in which veterans have served. Each wooden tile shows the logo for various departments:
- U.S. Army - This tile features a white star with black and gold edges, a black background, and U.S. Army at the bottom. The U.S. Army was established in 1775 and has been involved in all wars throughout history.
- WWII Korea Veterans - This tile features yellow lettering on a black background.
- NAVY - The U.S. Navy logo is an eagle perched on an anchor within a dark blue circle on a lighter blue background. The Continental Navy was established in 1775, The New Navy was established in 1882.
- POW MIA - The letters POW (Prisoner Of War) and MIA (Missing In Action) are in black and white above a silhouette of a man. This tile represents all veterans who have been either a prisoner of war or missing in action. The flag was designed in 1971.
- Vietnam Veterans - This tile features yellow lettering on a black background and honors all of the veterans who fought in the Vietnam War, 1955 to 1975.
- USMC - The letters, USMC (United States Marine) are in orange on a white background. The USMC was established in November 1775.
- National Guard - This tile features red lettering on a white background and a statue of a man. The National Guard was established in 1636.
- Air Force - The tile features white Air Force wings on a blue background. Originally part of the army, the Air Force was established in 1947.
- Desert Storm Veterans - This tile features yellow writing on a black background. Desert Storm took place in 1991.
- Coast Guard - This tile features two anchors crossed with a red, white, and blue stripe on a white background. The Coast Guard was established in 1790.
- Iraqi Freedom Veterans - This tile features yellow letters on a black background and honors veterans who fought in The Iraq war, 2003 to 2011.
- One wooden tile feature a waving American flag.
- One tile has the phrase “A Veteran’s Oath of Enlistment Has No Expiration Date.”
- A final tile has the phrase “Honor Their Sacrifice.”
If you are a non profit or not for profit organization and want to support veterans who have served in these areas, this fundraising bracelet can be ordered through Defender Bracelets. Above all, we strive to assist those who have fought for our freedom. Check back for more information and tips for gaining support and contact us with any questions.