Without a word, this uniform also whispers of freezing troops, injured bodies, and Americans left forever in foreign fields. It documents every servicemen’s courage who by accepting this uniform promises the one gift he truly has to give his life. I wear my uniform for the heritage of sacrifice it represents and more. I wear my uniform with pride for it represents the greatest nation of free people in the world.Captain Karen Dorman Kimmel
This video and this quote from Captain Karen Dorman Kimmel truly embodies what Giglines represents. Remember our fallen and our troops by honoring the uniform they wear.
On this day 12 years ago, one of the most horrific and disturbing events in American history took place. I was just a teenager in high school when it happened, but no matter how long ago it was, this is one of those moments that will be forever ingrained in our society and in my history. I can remember exactly what I was doing when the TVs cut to the news and started detailing the first event as if it was the only one. I was in Physical Education at a local bowling alley with my class, mid bowl, when the TV started telling the tell. The entire room went silent and everyone, regardless of their age fixated on the developing story.
My teacher, who happened to also be my football coach rushed us back on the bus and cut our free day short. He quickly brought us back to school just for us to find out that another tragic event was unfolding right before our eyes. We made it back just in time to see the second plane hit the second tower.
Over the course of the day, all classes pretty much taught nothing. All of the students that did not have their parents rush to pick them up were glued to the TVs for the remainder of the day. Even to a teenager, the effects ran deep. I remember an overwhelming support for our troops, a pride that increased tenfold that day.
A lot of memories from high school have faded over time, but I think the memory of that day will forever stick with me. It was haunting yet humbling at the same time. It set a course of action that stayed with us to this day and will probably continue to be a huge part of our decisions for some years to come. It brought together a nation and gave Americans another reason to stand up behind our troops. A philosophy that Giglines tries to embody in everything we do.