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​Blankets, quilts
Bracelets and jewelry
Bronze figure
Cards
Dog tags, etc.
Flag and flagpole
Gold Star license plates, flags, lapel pins
Handmade journals
Memory box
Porcelain keepsake
Portrait
Presidential memorial certificate
Shirts
Stained glass angels
Teddy bear


Blankets, quilts

Freedom Quilts
http://freedomquilts.net/
Freedom Quilts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of comforting mourning families. Throughout the past years, our efforts have been dedicated to those families who have lost a loved one in the 9/11 tragedy and to the families of our fallen soldiers. Through the gift of a quilt, we strive to comfort these families and preserve the honor and memory of their loved ones.

Freedom Quilts creates unique, personalized quilts for family members who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. Families are not charged for these handmade quilts. They are free… they are gifts of love and compassion.

If you are a spouse or parent of a loved one who was lost on 9-11 or whose loved one was in the military fighting for our freedom, please let us know so we can honor your loved one by giving you a Freedom Quilt.

Heroghans (American Angels)
http://www.woolcrafting.com/american-angels-and-american-angels-heroghans.html
American Angels' efforts include sending comfort lapghans to the wounded and to sending a HEROGHAN to the family of those service members who have given us so much.  Each square on the "ghans" are lovingly handmade by members of American Angels from all over the USA and each "ghan" is assembled by other members located all over the USA.  Many tears are shed over each square and each "ghan", but our thoughts and prayers (and tears) are weaved into each one in the hopes that it will give some comfort to the family members who have lost a loved one and know that we will always remember the sacrifice they have made.

Home of the Brave Quilts
http://www.citrusbeltquilters.org/home-of-the-brave/
Throughout its history, the United States has remembered its military heroes in many ways, with plaques, parades, statues and memorials. The Home of the Brave Quilt Project was started to continue that proud tradition. We are a nationwide movement dedicated to honoring the fallen heroes of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq by making and presenting homemade quilts to their families. We want to show our gratitude for their service and provide a measure of comfort to their families with our quilts.


Bracelets and jewelry

Faces of the Fallen Bracelet (In Our Hearts)
www.inourhearts.org
Honor our fallen heroes by showing that we remember them and their sacrifice by wearing one of these memorial bracelets. You will receive a randomly selected, beautifully engraved memorial or hero bracelet with the picture of one of our fallen heroes as well as their name, rank, branch of service, hometown, and date of loss. You now have the choice of accepting a random selection or specifying a particular name.  Almost every person you come in contact with will ask you about your memorial bracelet and its significance. Help them to remember our fallen heroes also!

Fallen Patriot Bracelet (Carved Creations)
www.ccforlife.com
Thank you for your interest in Carved Creation's FallenPatriot™ Program. In celebration of Independence Day 2010 through 2014, we undertook the goal of providing a FallenPatriot™ Pendant for each parent or spouse who has lost their loved one in either Iraq or Afghanistan in defense of our cherished freedoms at absolutely no cost to the recipient.

With the help of 50 volunteers and over 1000 hours we have hand-made 2,468 FallenPatriot Pendants. This year have just as many volunteers lined up to repeat the task. Although these free pendants are no longer available, if you have lost a love one in any conflict or would like to honor a soldier currently serving, we have created the Patriot™ Bracelet or Pendant that can be purchased at a 50% discount. 100% of all funds collected going to support the FallenPatriot™ Program. 

Hero Bracelets
www.herobracelets.org
Wearing a HeroBracelet is a profoundly simple way to show your respects to the brave men and women who serve, those wounded in combat, or those killed in action. Also available is HeroTags, a dogtag for those who prefer a necklace.

Memorial Bracelets
www.memorialbracelets.com
Memorial Bracelets helps others remember and honor the victims of terrorist attacks, military casualties and POW/MIA's by offering individually engraved bracelets, dog tags and pendants bearing the name of the victim or a supportive message.

Military Dog Tag Bracelet (Paracord Paul)
www.paracordpaul.com
Sells paracord bracelets and much, much more. Direct link to dog tag bracelet.

Pendant (Memory Glass)
www.memoryglass.com/patriot
We will offer one free Memory Glass™ pendant to each family of a U.S. soldier killed in the current war in Iraq as our way of paying tribute to the families and the soldiers of our great country. Families of soldiers may select any color and should call toll free 1.866.488.4554 to complete your order. Photo galleries are available to illustrate all of the available color options. 

“This is our way of thanking these soldiers and their families for serving their country,” said Nick Savage, President and Artist at Memory Glass™. “We want to help these families honor and remember their loved ones by giving them an artistic expression of their memories.” 

Project Never Forget Charms
www.projectneverforget.com
Project Never Forget would be honored to offer every family who has lost a Soldier in this war one personalized 3-D photo charm memorializing their loved one.


Bronze figures

Battle Cross Statue (In Our Hearts)
www.inourhearts.org/Fallen_Warrior_Memorial_p/stbtcr.htm
This Fallen Warrior Memorial stands over one foot high including the faux marble base.  In fact, it measures 7.5"w x 13"h and weighs approximately five pounds. It is constructed with two layers of ancient bronze electroplated over cast poly-resin.  The result is an extremely high quality metal sculpture that is less fragile, more luxurious, and at an affordable price.

Showing a warrior remembering his fallen comrade, this piece is suitable for honoring fallen Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors.

Sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz (Armed Forces Collection)
www.sculpturebytps.com
The above masterpieces (see photos on website link) are miniature scale replicas of the proposed or already now erected, large bronze monuments. These miniatures will serve as a timeless reminder of the respect our armed forces deserve both past and present. Each miniature is detailed by hand and finished in a faux bronze finish.


Cards

Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team
http://soldiersangels.org/Living-Legends-Team.html
The Living Legends Team conducts one of the most delicate and demanding missions of Soldiers' Angels: comforting the loved ones left behind when a warrior falls in the performance of their military duties. Our goal is to make sure the families of America's fallen heroes know that they are supported and that their loved ones' sacrifices are honored and respected.

The Living Legends Team sends personalized sympathy cards to grieving families to convey our compassion and heavy hearts. Additionally, each year on the anniversary of a service member's passing, the Team Angels send cards of remembrance to the family. It is often the wish of the surviving family members that their loved one not be forgotten, and it is the mission of the Living Legends Team to ensure that never happens.


Dog tags, etc.

Designs on Demand
www.designsondemand.com/Gold_Star
We have found that many families want to honor their fallen soldier's memory with ribbon magnets, photo dog tags, buttons, photo patches, and ornaments. We have tried to make it easy to order these here in one place.

If you are wanting to order for personal use, for a memorial or funeral, or for a benefit event, we can help you. If you need quick turnaround to make a particular date, let us know. 

We will put as much or as little information on the products as you wish. You can include the photo, name, a message, date of death, location, unit emblem, medals awarded, a favorite poem, and just about anything you would like. We can make it fit. Your message can vary for each at no extra charge, as in My Cousin, My Brother, My Daddy.

We offer photo dog tags at no charge for the fallen soldier's immediate family, as a small token of our appreciation for your great sacrifice. These are for parents, grandparents, siblings, spouse, and children of the fallen soldier. Tags are a reduced flat rate for friends and other family.

Faces of the Fallen Dog Tag (In Our Hearts)
www.inourhearts.org
Honor our fallen heroes. Every person that you come in contact with will be reminded of the sacrifices that our troops are making on a daily basis. You will receive a Dog Tag that contains the picture, name, rank, branch of service, hometown, and date of loss of one of our fallen heroes. New: You can now either accept a random selection or pick the person that you want to honor!  Because of so many requests from family and friends to pick a particular person, we are now thrilled to be able to offer that as an option.  

Memorial Bracelets
www.memorialbracelets.com
Memorial Bracelets helps others remember and honor the victims of terrorist attacks, military casualties and POW/MIA's by offering individually engraved bracelets, dog tags and pendants bearing the name of the victim or a supportive message.


Flag and flagpole

Flags for Fallen Military
www.flagsforfallenmilitary.org
The purpose behind Flags for Fallen Military is to provide a lasting honor and tribute to those families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. We discretely seek out families who wish to honor their loved one and we engage them in a respectful manner. We hope that the process leads the family to accept, at no cost to them, our offer to install a flagpole and hoist an American flag in their desired location.

Honor and Remember
http://www.honorandremember.org/the-flag/flag-presentation/
We are dedicated to facilitating the presentation of one personalized Honor and Remember Flag for each family of a fallen service member. With thousands of families to reach across all generations, now including WWII to Afghanistan, gifting is only possible with donated resources or specific sponsorships through individuals or organizations. Please be patient as the waiting period may be several months or longer.

Pins, shirts, and hats are also for sale.


Gold Star family license plate

Gold Star Moms
http://goldstarmoms.com/Resources/LicensePlateStatus.htm
The Gold Star Moms website has attempted to collect information on which states have some kind of Gold Star Family license plate. Several states have legislation in progress. Those qualifying for the Gold Star plate vary by state from mothers only to extended family members.


Gold Star lapel button

Gold Star lapel button
http://www.military.com/benefits/survivor-benefits/gold-star-lapel-button.html
If you have a family member who lost their life while in combat you may be entitled to the "Gold Star Lapel Button"...


Handmade journals

The Write It Out Project
My name is Alida and like all of you I am a widow. My husband, Sgt. Daniel Woodcock, was killed in Iraq in March 2007, when a building he was clearing exploded. To commemorate the 3rd anniversary of his death I am starting what I'd like to call the Write It Out Project, handmade journals for grieving military widows. Each journal has been covered by a hand-made book cover, each stitch lovingly made by someone who wants to help you heal. They are all different just as we are all different and special. I would love to send one to each one of you. This will help me turn the anniversary day into something positive, so it's a win-win situation! If you are interested in receiving one please contact me at alidanicolelee@gmail.com.


Memory box

Fallen Soldiers Memorial Box
www.memoryboxproject.org
These memory boxes are gifts for families of American soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have found that many families want to honor their fallen soldier’s memory by keeping their mementos displayed or close at hand. We’ve designed keepsake boxes just for this purpose. The ultimate goal is through donation to give one box to every family that has lost a loved one in the wars; to show our appreciation and gratitude not only for the sacrifice of the fallen soldiers but also that of their families.

The boxes and all their parts are American made. They are produced using cherry wood in a sustainable manner since we use salvaged trees and reclaimed wood when available. They are handcrafted with solid joinery; pewter handles on the sides, inside of the box lined with velvet type material, and have a lacquer finish. The top is engraved with an American flag, an appropriate insignia, and a fallen soldier silhouette. The front of the box is engraved with the wording “thank you for your service and your sacrifice.” In addition, each box will be custom engraved with the name of the soldier and the dates.


Porcelain keepsake

Operation Thankful Nation
www.operationthankfulnation.com
In honor of the fallen, we would like to send a free keepsake package to the closest next of kin who has lost a loved one at no charge to them, made possible with your donations.  Included in the package is a beautifully hand painted porcelain keepsake, shown to the right (stand included), along with a Comfort CD.


Portrait

American Fallen Soldiers Project
www.americanfallensoldiers.com
The American Fallen Soldiers Project was formed to help provide comfort and healing to the mourning families of our fallen military men and women.  With the mission to honor, respect and forever memorialize those who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our freedom, our non-profit organization makes available to the families, at no cost, an original portrait of their fallen loved one that fully captures their appearance and personality.

Fallen Heroes Project
www.fallenheroesproject.org
Custom portraits of Fallen Soldiers drawn free of charge.

What if all you had left of a loved one was photos and memories? For those that have a family member killed as a soldier in the War Against Terrorism, that is all they have left of them. Using the family’s favorite photo, professional custom hand-drawn portraits are available free of charge to the families of all servicemen and women who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in America’s War Against Terrorism from portrait artist Michael Reagan. (www.soldiersangels.org also supports this project)

Fallen Soldiers Tribute
www.soldiersportraits-mwilcox.net
Because I am a Texan, I began this portrait project as an effort to honor the soldiers from Texas killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Because I am an American, I welcome the opportunity to honor fallen heroes from every other state as well. These 11"x14" pastel portraits are sent to the families of the soldiers at NO COST as a personal tribute and expression of admiration and gratitude. I can do nothing to change the world situation or the terrible losses, but I am a portrait artist...this is something I can do.

These portraits are absolutely free of charge and I do not request or solicit donations. I am, however, grateful to those who have become part of this project. - Martha Wilcox

Hero Painting (Project Compassion)
www.heropaintings.com
18" x 24" framed oil on canvas portraits of our military fallen - a gift from the artists for their families.

Hero Portraits
www.heroportraits.org
Our mission is to donate a hand-painted portrait to the family of every hero who has sacrificed to protect, preserve or defend fellow citizens of the United States of America.

Mosaics for Heroes
http://mosaics4heroes.com/
Mosaics for Heroes creates poster sized memorial Mosaics for families of our fallen soldiers. There is no charge to the family for the Mosaic. Families can choose to use their own pictures to make the Mosaic or they can use our database of patriotic photos. A typical mosaic will contain approximately 4000 tiny photo cells (sample below). Together, these cells are arranged to give life to the main image of the Mosaic. The Mosaics are created, printed and shipped directly to the family and are sized to fit into a poster sized frame (24" by 36").


Presidential Memorial Certificate

Presidential Memorial Certificate
http://www.cem.va.gov/pmc.asp
Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veterans. This program was initiated in March 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and has been continued by all subsequent Presidents. Statutory authority for the program is Section 112, Title 38, of the United States Code.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the PMC program by preparing the certificates which bear the current President’s signature expressing the country’s grateful recognition of the Veteran’s service in the United States Armed Forces. Eligible recipients include the next of kin and loved ones of honorably discharged deceased Veterans. More than one certificate may be provided.


Shirts

Wear Blue: Run to Remember
www.wearblueruntoremember.org
We are now able to offer custom shirt personalization. Three options are available:
- Name of Fallen Military Member, Rank, Date of Death and Conflict
- List of Names/, Date(s) of Death(as shown below)
- Photo, Name of Fallen Military Member, Rank, Date of Death
Cost is $10 per shirt.


Stained glass angels

Angels of Love
www.angelsoflove.org
These stained-glass angels are given to bring encouragement, love, hope, peace, and comfort to the families of the military personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. These beautiful stained-glass, gold-plated angels take approximately three hours to make. Their beauty is matched by the generous hearts of the volunteers who donate their time, talent, and material resources to the Angels of Love Ministry.


Teddy bear

The Matthew Freeman Project's Matthew Bears
http://www.imaginenet.us/freeman/
We would love to provide bears to all of you who are mourning the loss of someone special. However, we are a very small group and are doing this just for fallen service member’s families and those who have died in the performance of their duties.
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