Saints bracelets to protect our military members

ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) -- A solemn march, a loud ovation and a last goodbye for some deploying troops...the Atlanta Airport is the final stop on their way to war. That's where you'll find military moms like Cynthia Lemay.

This Thanksgiving Lemay knows the pain of deployment all too well. "Our son is in Afghanistan. My nephew just got back from his third tour. We have several other family members over there," says Lemay.

While she can't be on the front lines, protecting her son, she can ask for a little help from above.

Lemay told a soldier as she handed him a bracelet, "We put together these saints bracelets. My son has been wearing it it since he went over and he's been in several fire fights and attacks."

The Battle Saint Bracelet is made up of 12 to 16 different saints, each with a unique military connection.

They have different saints on them including St. Christopher to protect you when you travel and St. Barbara to protect you if you work with that have very specific meaning to the military and offers them specific protection.

She started it as way to feel connected and show support for the troops overseas. Now, the small momento has spread to Hollywood and beyond.

You'll find them on the wrists of celebrities like Zac Brown and the cast from Band of Brothers. You can get them online too, as a token of support for those at home and those on the front lines.

Specialist Brandon Kuhn with the U.S. Army says, "I feel really proud to wear this and it makes me feel a bit more protected while I'm over there, like I've got someone watching over me."

"When you have a loved one in harms way, not a moment goes by where you don't think of them. So we wear these every day and think of our loved ones and all the other service men and women who make so many sacrifices everyday," says Lemay.

You can find the bracelets online at:

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