Novi, MI (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
On June 30, 2009 in one the most remote and unforgiving provinces in Afghanistan, a U.S. Army Soldier named Bowe Bergdahl went missing. Taliban affiliated terrorists are holding him, most likely in the mountainous border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since his capture, the name Bowe Bergdahl is not often heard in coffee houses or the evening news. Two supporters of the only living Prisoner of War in Afghanistan, Memorial Bracelets and The Bring Bowe Home Project, are trying to change that.
To generate awareness of Sgt. Bergdahl’s captivity, Memorial Bracelets is making donations to The Bring Bowe Home Project to rent billboard space where you might normally see an ad for a new cellphone, calorie free soda or an automobile. The billboards feature a picture of Sgt. Bergdahl and asks those who drive by to fight to bring him home. In 2013, billboards were seen across the country in Tacoma, Detroit, Houston, Fort Drum, NY and Colorado Springs, and currently they are being displayed in Quantico, VA, Jacksonville, NC, and San Diego, CA.
"We are so thankful for the support that Memorial Bracelets has provided to help make "Bergdahl" a household name," said Chrissy Marsaglia, Co-Founder of The Bring Bowe Home Project. "Since it is important for people to not forget about him now, or especially when our troops withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of the year, we are offering a bracelet for him at http://www.POWBracelets.com so others can share his story," said Rob Tacy, President of Memorial Bracelets.
About Memorial Bracelets
With the launch in October of 2001 of the Memorial Bracelets website located at http://www.memorialbracelets.com, the idea of wearing a bracelet to support a cause was revitalized by Rob Tacy. Since its inception, by donating $2.00 of every bracelet or dog tag purchased, Memorial Bracelets has donated over $175,000 to charities supporting these families and those of Vietnam POWs and MIAs, and U.S. soldiers wounded or fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan. Memorial Bracelets is giving away a bracelet for Bowe each week on their Facebook page located at http://www.Facebook.com/MemorialBracelets.
About The Bring Bowe Home Project
The Bring Bowe Home Project is a Seattle-based organization founded by two U.S. Marine Veterans. Their mission is to raise funds that promote awareness about the status of Bowe Bergdahl as well as advocate for his safe and timely return home via billboards and inspiring grass-roots events. You can learn more about The Bring Bowe Home Project at http://www.bringhomebowe.com.