Memorial Day commemorates all Americans, who have died in military service for the United States. Memorial Day commemorates all Americans, who have died in military service for the United States.
Memorial Day 2015 – Freedom Isn’t Free!
Memorial Day Trivia:
- Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died serving our country.
- On Memorial Day, the flag should be at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.
- Red Poppies are recognized as the Memorial Day flower.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
* The “though poppies grow in Flanders fields” in the poem is thought by some to refer to the blood stains from shallow graves where soldiers were buried.
* In 1924, an artificial poppy factory was created in Pittsburgh, PA
- Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer.
- Flowers and flags are the two most popular items people use to remember soldiers.
Memorial Day Is a Day To Spend With Family and Remember Those That Died To Give Us The Freedom We Enjoy Today. Check Out These Easy DIY Memorial Day BBQ Ideas To Help You Make Your Gathering One Full Of Treasured Moments.
Wave the flag and bring out the red, white, and blue with this patriotic wreath. Simply place mini flag toothpicks (about three packages of 100 flags) into a styrofoam wreath (we used a 10″ styrofoam disk and cutout a 7″ circle out, because some wreaths are extruded and are hard for the toothpicks to push through) until the wreath is completely full and there is no white showing. Then your wreath is ready to hang.
Stars and Stripes Burlap Bunting….Turn a roll of burlap into a festive and patriotic Burlap Bunting!
Make Some Holiday Blocks. (They even have instructions for all Holidays, Love This!)
Flag Favors Made From Candy. I Would Probably Use Blue Skittles and Twizzlers Since Those Are Easier To Find.
Beaded To Resemble The Stars and Stripes, This Clever Necklace Is a Charming Accessory For Kids Of All Ages.
These Adorable Lanterns Would Be a Fun Family Craft To Make. Holiday Lanterns — In need of a revolutionary decorating idea for Independence Day? A garland of star-spangled paper lanterns is festive and fun for kids to make. Suspend them on seam binding or colorful string and hang for a party, or on your porch to honor the Fourth.
All you need is white glue, scissors, a mini stapler, and construction paper — in red, white, and blue, of course.
Let Martha Show You How Easy They Are To Make!
How to Fold a GI Cap Napkin As a Hat’s Off To Soldiers On Memorial Day, Turn Napkins Into GI Caps With Easy Folding Techniques.
~Patriotic Berry Trifle~ This calls for angel food cake but I used pound cake I made with orange juice and zest. Good either way and easy to make. A nice presentation for the 4th or Memorial day.
We Come, Not To Mourn Our Dead Soldiers, But To Praise Them. ~Francis A. Walker
Happy Memorial Day!
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