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May 17

Memorial Day #MemorialDay

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It’s about a week until what many consider the start of summer and I’m here to make sure that you are all ready to celebrate and commemorate!  My kids are lucky enough to have off Friday as well so we’ll REALLY be enjoying the weekend by sleeping in, if the baby lets us.

I’ve got all things Memorial Day in this post so go forth, have fun and share!

 

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Memorial Day, always the final Monday of May, is a day for us to remember and honor the men and women that died fighting for our country in the US Armed Forces.  It was created after the Civil War to commemorate all of the fallen Union and Confederate soldiers and was originally called Decoration Day.  Originally, Memorial Day was always on May 30th.

There is so much more about the history of Memorial Day than I can begin to cover, but if you’re at all interested in American history, you really should check it the Wiki on it.

How can you honor our fallen veterans?

As per the website, usmemorialday.org, you can do so with these actions:

  • by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
  • by visiting memorials.
  • by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
  • by flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
  • by participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance“: at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
  • by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our falled dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.

Please, while do we see this is a reason to party, remember why we’re here.  Many soldiers have fallen fighting for our freedom.  Remember them today, as well as their families that lost their loved ones.

 

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Here’s some cute craft ideas I found on Pinterest for you!  Go on and click through.  If you try anything, let me know! I really like the chalk stars on the sidewalk/driveaway as well as the painted rock tablecloth weights.
PS – you can save whatever is done for Fourth of July or keep it out all summer to celebrate our country!

 

Follow Literary Winner’s board Patriotic Crafts on Pinterest.

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Is there anything better than having a barbecue with friends and family over a long weekend?  My favorite summer-time food is grilled corn.  It’s so easy but SO good!Check out some of these great recipes to help you celebrate with a full stomach
 
Follow Literary Winner’s board Memorial Day Recipes on Pinterest.

I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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    June S.

    (Memorial Day 2014 #MemorialDay) So many great ideas for celebrating Memorial Day weekend. Our family is having a big get together this weekend with cook-out and all. Will be a wonderful time for sure, can’t wait! 🙂

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    Dawn

    I didn’t know there was a National Moment of Remembrance. That is great. I will do my best to participate.

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    Maria

    Great ideas!! I love that we can celebrating by visiting museums and ;leaning more about WHY they fought for their country. My kids love history lessons.

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