World War 2 Bracelet

front of bracelet
front of bracelet

In the 1890s my great grandma and great grandpas families came over to America from Sicily together. They were family friends and settled in Newark/Jersey City area after coming through Ellis Island. My grandparents were neighbors and later got married. A month after they got married my grandpa enlisted in the army and was forced to leave home. As he traveled he sent my grandma various gifts and post cards to keep their love and connection alive. This bracelet was a birthday gift to my great grandmother, Mary Monticello, from my great grandpa Ignazio or John. He had the bracelet made and engraved in Canada while he was away from home fighting in world war 2 and sent it to my grandma for her birthday in 1942. As my grandfather moved from place to place in the army he would send my grandmother a gift from each new location. They also sent many postcards back and forth during his time in the service that had cute sayings like valentine cards. This bracelet is very important to my family and as it is so old and specifically engraved for the occasion it is a heirloom that will hopefully be passed down through my family for a very long time. 

Place(s): New York

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Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more