Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Most people (and I used to be one of them when I was younger), considered Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, as the unofficial start to summer. There is so much more to this important national holiday. It’s our country’s remembrance and tribute to our fallen heroes, the men and women who died defending our country while serving in the American military. Because of these brave American Soldiers, we are able to live as a free nation. Good and bad, America is still the best country in the world, thank you to those who gave up their lives to defend its freedom.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Today, honoring Soldiers on Memorial Day often takes the form of special ceremonies, speeches, and laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

The tradition of the red poppy has become a formality of Memorial Day which is often overlooked. Inspired by a poem entitled, In Flanders Fields, the poppy has become the flower symbol for the Memorial Day Holiday. From the poem, written by Canadian physician and soldier John McCrae, we develop a sense that the poppy represents the blood shed by soldiers during times of war. After World War I, many women began selling red poppies in honor of Memorial Day, to raise money for families affected by the war.

Thank you to all the Military men and women who have served and are serving our country, sacrificing their lives for our freedom. Thank you E for all you have sacrificed and for keeping our country safe. I love you so very much!!

E in Iraq

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!

We just want to wish my Mom a very Happy Mother's Day! We wish we could be there to celebrate and share your special day with you. You are such a wonderful woman, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, daughter and friend. We love and miss you very much!!!

To my sister E, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day and wish we could be there to celebrate with you too. You are such an amazing Mom to our nephews G and M, daughter, wife, sister, sister-in-law and friend. We love you and miss you!!

To my MIL, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day and also wish we could be there to celebrate with you. You are a wonderful Wife, Mother, MIL and Grandmother. Thank you for having E...otherwise I would have never met my soul mate, the man of my dreams and my best friend.

Happy Mother's Day to all of my friends who are Mom's to children and fur babies!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11th is a very special day! It is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. 
Military Spouse Appreciation Day, typically held on the Friday before Mother’s Day, provides an opportunity to not only honor the husbands and wives of service members, but also to say thank you.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day began on May 23, 1984, when then-President Ronald Reagan made a proclamation to recognize the hard work done by military spouses every day. The eventful day is celebrated throughout the United States and on military installations worldwide.
Military spouses have been known for their strength through deployments. I wish all my fellow Spouses (HH6's=Household 6's) a very special Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!! Have a great day and wonderful weekend!!

All my best,

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I've been featured!!

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Justine from Sew Country Chick who has featured Another Coat for Holly on Sew & Tell Saturday May 5Make sure you stop by her blog to see what she's up to.

Have a wonderful day!

P.S. Let's go NY Rangers!!!

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