Sale of bracelets benefiting town’s new veterans monument
by Jennifer Cohron
Mar 04, 2012 | 1791 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Red and blue survival bracelets are available at First Bank of Jasper’s Cordova branch for a donation of $20 to the veterans monument. Photo by: Jennifer Cohron
Red and blue survival bracelets are available at First Bank of Jasper’s Cordova branch for a donation of $20 to the veterans monument. Photo by: Jennifer Cohron
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Cordova residents can show their Blue Devil pride and support a good cause at the same time with the purchase of a survival bracelet.

The bracelets, which are made with eight to 10 feet of red and blue paracord, are available at First Bank of Jasper’s Cordova branch for a donation of $20.

The proceeds will be used to replace the veterans monument that was destroyed in the April 27 tornadoes.

The bracelets were made by Reuben Tackett, whose wife, Beth, works at the bank and serves on the monument committee.

Tackett said the committee expects the new monument to cost more than $10,000.

“One hundred percent of the donations will go to the monument. I’m just donating the material and the time to do them,” he said.

Survival bracelets have long been popular among members of the military and outdoor adventurers because the paracord can be untied in emergency situations and used in numerous ways.