January 10, 2005
Honor an American Soldier with a “Hero Band”
By Staff Sgt. Tammy Spence
Master Sgt. Robert Cossel at National Guard Bureau has come up with a new way to show support Soldiers: The American Hero Band. It can be ordered by going to the virtual armory website (www.virtualarmory.com) and clicking on “Hero Band” in the top left corner.
According to the web site, the American Hero Band is a free wrist band worn by Americans to demonstrate their support of the “Defenders of Freedom” who are Army National Guard Soldiers deployed across the globe.
Engraved on the metallic wrist band are the words IN HONOR OF AN AMERICAN HERO, SERVING IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. These words are flanked left by the Army National Guard logo and right by the American Flag. There is also an inscription of the National Guard web site, www.VirtualArmory.com, and a unique serial number engraved inside this commemorative wrist band.