Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Honoring Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an important day in America. It is a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. In reality, we should be thankful every single day of the year. 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 who love our country and are willing sacrifice their lives to defend it, 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. They sacrificed their lives for you to have your freedoms in this country. In my opinion I think it is disgraceful to burn, stand on or do any other defiling to our American flag. Please have respect for the flag that represents our country and that in the end is draping the coffins of those who has protected you and your country.

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.

Thank you to all the Military men and women who have served and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Armed Forces Day

Hello Everyone,
Each year Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May as the culmination of Armed Forces Week. Armed Forces day was created in 1949 as a result of the consolidation of the military services under one governing organization, the Department of Defense. Armed Forces Day was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days, however many still observe these individual days.

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish Armed Forces Day for citizens to come together to collectively thank service members for their dedicated service in support of the U.S.

Like Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day, the first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, receptions and air shows. In Washington D.C., 10,000 troops of all branches of the military, cadets, and veterans marched pass the President and his party.

Also celebrated in the U.S. in May is National Military Appreciation month. The U.S. Congress designated May as the month for citizens to take the time to learn about the history of the U.S. military and recognize, honor and learn about current American service members.

All of the military branches have played an important role in American history. The Army, Marine Corps and the Navy date back to 1775, just before the U.S. Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Along with Armed Forces Day, National Military Appreciation Month also includes Loyalty Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Memorial Day.

Besides parades, receptions and air shows, there are many ways to celebrate Americas soldiers during the many military holidays in May. Some ways to celebrate and honor service members on any of these special recognition days include visiting veterans in the hospital, flying an American flag, send a thank you letter to an active-duty deployed service member and make a donation to a charity benefiting active-duty service members.

While Armed Forces Day is often overshadowed by other military-related holidays like Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Independence Day, it should not be ignored or forgotten by the citizens of the U.S. Our military service men and women are dedicated to preserving our freedom all-year long and we should take every opportunity to honor them.

Thank you E for serving and protecting our country. I am so honored to be your wife and I love you with all of my heart.

To all the men and women who allow us to live our amazing American lives. We honor your service and sacrifice, on Armed Forces Day and every day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Only missing for a little while and now I'm back

Hello Everyone,

I can't believe how long its been since I've posted here. My apologies for not being so proactive with blogging.

We were busy throughout the holidays. I was trying to get a sewing project done as a Christmas present and I had a lot of trouble with the pattern. I will post about that when I finish it and it will be soon. I have been "frogging" a lot with a pattern I have been working on in knitting. I won't give up!!

I always say that I want to start the New Year off right and get my WIP's (work in progress) done. Then I hit a sewing and knitting funk and I was not happy about it.

So, now I am out of my funk. I tested a new sewing pattern and I will post about it when the pattern is released. I am going to finish that sewing project that I had problems with and get it done. Then the big task of accomplishing all of my other WIP's.

On Friday, I will have a Septoplasty (deviated septum) procedure. I am nervous, but, I know this will give me better quality of life for breathing. Hopefully, it won't set me back to long. Wish me luck and please say a prayer.

I hope all of you are doing well and I can't wait to see what you have been up to.

Have a great day!!

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