Thank you to all Veterans, past and present - Handmade By Heroes

Thank you to all Veterans, past and present

November 11, 2015 1 Comment

I grew up a military brat.  When I was 5 years old, my dad was serving a second tour in Vietnam and we were living in Lompoc, California.  He had served 18 years and was now a master sergeant in the United States Air Force.  They offered him a chance to become an officer, and soon thereafter our family was headed to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas.  My father would go on to set the record for longevity in the Air Force, serving for 44 years and 10 months, and retiring as a full colonel.  Lewis Family

We were at the Texas State Fair a few weeks back, when a Vietnam veteran walked into our booth.  Justin struck up a conversation with him and he recounted that he never talked about his service…the memories were painful and he was somewhat ashamed.  Justin told him that he should always be proud of his service and gave him a hug.  He teared up and replied “noboby has ever thanked me for my service”.  It was a very emotional moment from one vet to another. 

After hearing the story, it dawned on me that I never said thank you to my own father.  So, to my father, Colonel Monte R. Lewis, and to the three Vietnam veterans in our HBH family, and to all those who have served this great nation—thank you for your sacrifice.  We honor you this Veteran’s Day.

 

Mark Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

 

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”
Winston S. Churchill

 




1 Response

Sue Parker
Sue Parker

November 11, 2015

HAPPY VETERANS DAY TO ALL OF YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES NO MATTER WHAT BRANCH NO MATTER WHAT WAR YOU ARE ALL HEROES! GOD BLESS AND BE WITH ALL OF YOU!

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

On Food Allergies – Dishing Out the Facts
On Food Allergies – Dishing Out the Facts

May 15, 2017

In the United States today, researchers estimate that about 15 million people have food allergies. Almost 6 million of them are children below the age of 18. About 30% of children with food allergies are allergic to multiple foods.

Continue Reading

10 Really Cool Products You Didn't Know Were Actually Invented by the US Military
10 Really Cool Products You Didn't Know Were Actually Invented by the US Military

April 15, 2017

The U.S. military was a chief inventive force in American technological resourcefulness. Here are products you may not know were invented by the military. 

Continue Reading

Good to Know: 15 Facts about United States Veterans
Good to Know: 15 Facts about United States Veterans

April 13, 2017

How much do you know about the 19 million Veterans in our country today? Here are 15 staggering and important facts about our heroes:

Continue Reading




Sizing Guide

Watch Our Video Guide Here:

GUIDE TO MEASURING YOUR WRIST FOR BRACELETS (Metal/Plastic Clasps)

SIZING GUIDE FOR WATCHES

SIZING GUIDE FOR VELCRO CLASP