The “Elizabeth” messenger bag with nametapes, Yellow Ribbon Rank Patch and Blue Star Service Flag Patch.
Last year for Mother’s Day I asked for a purse made of an Army ACU uniform. After searching a number of sights I selected a custom made messenger bag from the company, Hero on My Arm. I also ordered a Ready to Ship bag for our daughter. My oldest son was due to deploy. Having a bag made of an Army uniform with the added Yellow Ribbon patch is our way of showing our support for him.
I love my messenger bag so much, I ordered another more dressy purse made from a dress blue uniform a few months later. By then I was so impressed with the workmanship I decided to sign on as a sales representative.
Next weekend I will be in Charleston to pick up some donated gently used cadet uniforms. One mom of a Citadel graduate ordered a purse a few months ago. She sent in the grey blouse. The “Jacqueline” style purse turned out well. A smaller custom purse was made from the same jacket.
The “Jacqueline” style purse made from a cadet gray wool blouse.
Mother’s Day is approaching. The newly commissioned military contract cadets will report for training. The fall football season won’t be far behind. Show your support for your cadet and/or military son or daughter by ordering your own purse or backpack from Hero On My Arm.
The “Elizabeth” style messenger bag can also be used by the man in your life as a briefcase for their iPad or laptop. The Diaper bags also make great larger bags to tote to eh beach or long weekends.
Browse through the photos of the various purse styles to get ideas of how you would like your bag personalized. Monogramming is available. You may even want your cadet company on the bag. If you have the Citadel Tartan fabric, you can send that in to have your bag lined, or order one of the bag extras made out of the fabric. Call or email Hero On My Arm to talk through your ideas. They’ve added a concealed carry pocket on a few bags too!
See the extensive Flickr photo gallery to get ideas of the type and style purse or bag you’d like.
A smaller Custom order bag made from a cadet grey wool blouse.
The step by step ordering process gives you a number of options to customize your bag. If you have special requests or questions, put them in the comment section or leave your phone number if you’d like to talk through your request. The Custom made bags take up to 4-6 weeks to receive, but it is well worth the wait. The Ready to Ship bags take about one to two weeks to receive.
See the FAQ page for directions on sending your uniform in and other helpful information. If you scroll down on the page you’ll see the choices of lining fabric, Fonts available for embroidery and more.
The back of the Custom bag.
REMEMBER put DorieGriggs in the discount code area when you order. You will get FREE Shipping and the company will know you heard about them through this site.
Join the Facebook page for Hero On My Arm and check it often to snag the occasional discount or special offer. Last year for Mother’s Day they ran a special and I received a free Key Chain Wristlet with my order. See this link for the Accessories available.
Hero On My Arm, Discount Coupon Code: DorieGriggs
The premade “Julia” bag with pink lining, two nametapes, and Yellow Ribbon Rank patch added.
The top of the “Julia” bag with zipper closure.
The premade Navy Blue “Claudia” bag with yellow ribbon added.
The inside of the premade “Claudia” bag.
The inside of the “Elizabeth” bag with an added pocket for an iPad. Note the pen holder pockets.
The back of the “Elizabeth” bag with the extra Blue Star patch.. The rear pocket is great for cell/smart phones.
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