This Product is Discontinued
When we started designing this shirt the goal was to make get the message across that the women in our lives are the foundation of the American military. Like an ogre, this shirt has many layers.
1) It represents the wives, mothers, and girlfriends that are at home running the household, taking care of the bills, the children, and all the rigor of day-to-day life while balancing the stress of having their love one deployed. Many of us take for granted that for all the stress of being deployed, we are at least face to face with the danger of that existence. Those at home must remain ever vigilant, all the time worrying about our safety and well-being. They must show us a strong face in the brief moments on the phone and in email, lest our minds deviate from the mission and we lose our edge. And unlike her predecessor in Sparta, she does not have the state to support her efforts. She must bear the brunt of all the challenges of the home, all while managing her fears that we will not return to her as we once were.
2) It represents our sisters in arms, who do the women of Sparta one better, not by asking American men to return with our shields or on them, but by taking up arms themselves and serving with distinction on the front lines of our wars.
3) It represents the patriotic women who ensure the military is taken care of, who don’t let politicians go unaccountable, and who keep letting the troops know that they are appreciated.
4) It represents the fact that based on the pictures the women in groups 1-3 have sent us, they can all shoot better than we can!
Thanks to all of you amazing women for doing what you do every day, whether it’s from the front or the home front.