Spartan women would tell their husbands and sons to return - before they were to head off to war - "With your shield, or on it." Meaning that they were to return victorious in battle or die fighting bravely. Honor in battle was cherished and still is today. Patriot Issue t-shirts are made from 100% ringspun cotton, which is softer, breathable, stronger and more comfortable than normal cotton due to the twisted, finer strands of yarn. Each and every t-shirt has been designed, printed and shipped by American Veterans and patriots.