Saturday, May 24, 2014

DECORATION DAY

DON'T FORGET THE REAL MEANING
FOR THIS MEMORIAL DAY
HOLIDAY WEEKEND-
BE SAFE, HAVE FUN
WHATEVER YOUR PLANS.



14 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've been out to decorate the grave sites of those loved ones in my family that have passed away with some red white and blue flowers and flags too. Some parts of the cemeteries I visited are dedicated to veterans and have flags everywhere to honor those who have served our country. It's nice to have a long weekend here for lots of family get togethers, but you are right we should never forget the reason for this holiday. Hope you have a beautiful Decoration Day. We used to always celebrate the 30th. Now we have the 3 day Memorial day weekend.

Mevely317 said...

Well said, my friend. Well said.

Rose said...

We should never forget the real reason for this holiday. It is not about BBQs and a long weekend off from work.

Hugs, Rose

Jon said...

I haven't heard it called Decoration Day in so long that I'd nearly forgotten. Thanks for reminding me. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

betty said...

So true to remember its true meaning; so many just consider it a 3 day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. I too haven't heard it called Declaration Day in years. I do remember my mom going to put flowers of graves for Memorial Day. Hubby's parents are buried in a military cemetery; we went up to see the graves for Memorial Day a few years back; breath taking and sad to see all decorated with flags (wreaths at Christmas).

betty

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Lest we forget! Sending prayers to those who served and still serving.

DD said...

Well spoken! Thank you. You be safe, too and enjoy your Holiday.
DD

Red Rose Alley said...

Have a nice Memorial Day weekend, Taryterre. I hope you have a peaceful one. That reminds me, I must visit my dad at the cemetery today.

love,
~Sheri

jack69 said...

We have so much to be thankful for, we have freedom, and many have died to ensure that quality of life we enjoy.
Yes, we definitely need to remember the reason for this Memorial day.

Lucy Horky said...

I agree with Jack. The reason for Memorial Day is important.

Hollie said...

So true!! Happy Memorial Day!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I agree, Terre. Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Memorial Day as we remember those who gave their all.

Pam Kessler said...

I love that you call it Decoration Day. My mom always called it that! Love the last photo. I enjoy walking around the cemetery taking photos of all the old monuments.

Roses around the door... said...

Much love to you on this important weekend, God bless x