Firefighters Memorial Tartan available exclusively at USA Kilts
Kelly has admired the profession of Firefighting for a long time. It is to her, the noblest of professions. Firefighters run into burning buildings when others are running out. They risk their lives to save others whom they do not know. No matter what your job, gender or social status, they’re here to risk their lives to save yours.
Less than 2 weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Kelly visited ground zero in New York and was forever changed. There were piles of rubble and crumbled buildings all around and the white dust covered everything. The smell of drywall and death hung heavy in the air. In that moment, she reflected on the men and women who rushed into the towering infernos to save others. They rushed up the crowded stairwells, pushing through people coming down to find those trapped by rubble or hiding under desks. Many of those heroic men and women did not make it home to see their families that day.
She wanted to do something to show them and ALL firefighters that what they do is important... more than any celebrity or sports figure celebrated in pop culture. She wanted to give back in a meaningful way, but didn’t know how. Then it came to her. She decided to create a tartan honoring ALL firefighters for what they do every day. The firefighters Kelly has spoken with tell her, they’re “just doing their job”. To her, they’re doing the most important job and deserve all the help that we can give to them.
Kelly created the Firefighter’s Memorial Tartan as a way to raise money for firefighter’s charities. USA Kilts is donating 10% of every kilt made (that’s a majority of our labor costs per kilt) to the Leary Firefighters Foundation. Please note that we’re not “inflating the price” of these kilts... we are charging the standard price for our kilts and donating the money out of our own pockets. To every firefighter (or family member of one) who reads this message, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope the money we donate helps to train and save the lives of those who are here to save ours.
Kelly Stewart - Roeger & Rocky Roeger
Owners & Kiltmakers
Firefighters Memorial Tartan items and Firefighter kilt accessories at USA Kilts
USA Kilts is proud to offer a full range of kilts and kilt accessories just for Firefighters, including our exclusive Firefighters Memorial tartan (or as customers have affectionately dubbed it, the “343 tartan”). Whether you are an individual firefighter or a member of a departmental pipe band or honor guard, we have the right accessories to show your pride and love for your brotherhood and sisterhood. A portion of all sales of Firefighters Memorial tartan products go to the Leary Firefighters Foundation.
Our firefighter kilt accessories all feature the Maltese Cross with black, red and chrome accents and come in a variety of products -- buckles, kilt pins and casual day sporrans all the way up to horsehair parade sporrans. Each is crafted with care in Scotland. All of these products are exclusive to USA Kilts. Please do not accept substitutes.