"As I set my Flag this morning it rolled to a rise on a soft breeze and then quietly laid the wave back down. Another peaceful day started at my home, but not necessarily for the world.Fox Creek requested stories of Veterans for Memorial Day and so I want to submit my Father’s, Richard O’Hara.
He served from 1955 and retired in 75. In the mid 60’s he had a back and shoulder injury. I remember the surgery and during his recovery he wore a back brace.While deployed to Vietnam in 69 He wrote articles for a local newspaper. My Grandmother kept the articles and a few letters that my father had written while deployed and she placed them in a scrapbook. Last night I read the articles and letters and caught a glimpse of what he endured.
Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast also in 69 and he would have to wait 10 days before he knew His wife and 3 sons were safe. The newspaper articles recorded the history of the times, but the letters recorded his heart. The military were not generally appreciated in the 60s and the economy really suffered in the 70s. But my Father chose to serve. He served with anxiety, through physical pain, loneliness and with an uncertain future. He died 28 years ago from a complication from the blood transfusion from the back surgery in the 60’s.
Our Veterans, like my Flag, rose to serve and then quietly returned to their home.2017 Memorial Day and Father’s Day will give an opportunity to say a prayer of thanks. Thank you, Dad. And thank you to all past Veterans along with those who currently serve this Great Nation.God Bless America"
We want to thank Scott for taking the time to share his father's story and why Memorial Day is important to him.
Phil, whose Father is buried in Arlington Cemetery and Mother also served in the military, spent much of his time honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. We want to salute Phil for that, and his family for taking the time to honor him by sharing his story."My late husband of 26 [...]
Pictured above: Katy, Doug, Richard, and Opal; four Fox Creek Leather customers taking part in the Ride to the Wall. Doug, a Vietnam veteran, has been making the trip each year to honor lost friends.Do you have a story of a family member who has taken the ultimate sacrifice for our country? If you would like to share their story, [...]
Your love for something can grow stronger thru your love for someone. Melinda developed her love for motorcycles after meeting Bill, and they have been riding ever since, going on 29 years!Bill and Melinda (Fox Creek Leather Office Manager) cruising the roads back in 1989 on Bill's 1980 Harley Davidson Wide Glide.Your love can be for steel horses or [...]
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Fox Creek Leather supports our Veterans and current service men and women. This is a combat flag was presented to us, by a retired Army Veteran. It has flown over the 160 U.S. and the Coalition bases. By CPT Gabe Gecan (RET) based in Regional Command East Afghanistan. Under the Command of Coalition Joint Task [...]
Our Leather Belts are made from thick latigo harness leather. This leather belt is a one piece belt that will not come apart as many pieced leather belts do. Our belts are suitable for dress or casual wear. You get your choice of buckle or choose “None” to order your belt without the buckle. We [...]
A frequent customer of ours, Barry Campbell, enjoys taking trips up to see us at Fox Creek Leather. One of his most recent purchases was the new Striped Racing Jacket. Below are his thoughts on that jacket. “Earlier this year, I rode my bike up to Fox Creek Leather to pick up a custom vest I [...]
Have you ever wondered how to wear Beltless Chaps? They are becoming a popular item around here. Our Beltless Leather Motorcycle Chaps have no waist band, you use your own belt and snap these chaps on and you are ready to go! Thick, supple 1.4-1.6mm full grain leather will mold itself to fit your body perfectly. [...]