Hello Friends, it’s Memorial Day in the US. The “unofficial start of summer”. This is the day we honor our fallen soldiers. Those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It is the day to commemorate their commitment to our country. I hope it is one marked by tradition. We all celebrate Memorial Day in a variety of ways. It’s important to remember the traditions and the reason behind the celebration. You may have a barbecue to host or a picnic to attend, or some other fun activity. But remembering the fallen soldiers should be a part of it too.
Our country remains divided on many things, but today I pray for everyone to focus on a day spent in remembrance of the fallen. Red poppies are the traditional flower of Memorial Day. They grew among the graves of fallen soldiers many years ago. It would be nice if you could include them in your day. It would be a respectful acknowledgement of the importance of Memorial Day. They are a beautiful way to honor those brave men and women today.
Red poppies from your garden displayed in a vase on your table will make a poignant statement. Or you can get crafty and make some using crepe paper. It’s a great way to keep children entertained too. (smile) My sweet bloggy friend Lia, from our early blogging days, has far surpassed he blogging goals. Please visit her website LiaGriffith.com to learn how to make them.