Monday, May 25, 2015

Blue Monday - Memorial Day

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Today is Memorial Day in the USA. We remember those who have given their lives in service. We fly our flag and take extra time to be thankful that we live in a free country. The colors of our flag are red, white, and Blue.

Copied from the internet: Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

Did you fly your flag?

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

May we always remember and honor their sacrifice!

Jim said...

Great tribute.

Day by Day said...

Hi, Sally! Colors of our flag here in the Philippines is also red, white, & blue with a yellow sun. Happy Monday, too!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

When I visited a small down in northern Washington last weekend there were flags lining the streets in preparation for Memorial Day.

Thank you Sally for Blue Monday.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Lovely tribute Sally

Anne Seltmann said...

Hi Sally!

In this country, the flags are hoisted on adoption of the federal government at various holidays. While the German national flag is hoisted about January 27, the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of National Socialism and on the 2nd Sunday at half-mast in front of the 1st Advent, the Memorial Day, (he recalls the war dead and victims of the tyranny of all nations) , there are also some general flagging days, such as the Labour Day on 1 May, the Europe Day on May 9, the day of German Unity on October 3, the day of the elections to the German Bundestag or the day of the election for European Parliament. Then we have the national day of remembrance of the German people in June.
Our flag is black-red-gold.



Anonymous said...

It is always good to remember who fought for our freedom!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful reflection on your special day.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for the Memorial Day tribute.

Anni said...

No Memorial Days at all in Sweden, but a Happy Blue Monday!

moni said...

Dear Sally,
it's always good to remember special!
Have a nice day,

Julie said...

Great tribute to Memorial Day.

LV said...

You honored the brave well. Yes, I have my flag out. Take care.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Happy Memorial Day, Sally. We also have blue in our flag, here in Australia.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, Me too. We have no plans for today except to get ready to go to Fl. for our grandson's graduations on Thursday. It would be so nice for us to visit again.

One of our grandsons lives in Kissimmee and one in Jax and they graduate a week apart. That means we will be in Fl 10 days. A few days with each daughter. There will be a party for both of them as well. Busy but wonderful that we can attend both of them.

Your post is a nice tribute to our fallen soldiers who fought for our freedom. I wish we could do more. Especially the ones who have lost limbs etc. and come home to try and live a normal life. They have fallen too. Sigh.

Happy Memorial Day my dear friend.

Love, Jeanne

JLS Hall said...

Happy Memorial Day, Sally! Hope you and your family have a wonderful day.

Unknown said...

Their name liveth forevermore

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I like the quote.
It's always good to see a flying flag.
Have a wonderful week.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Happy Memorial Day - Lest we forget.
Wren x

AnnA said...

Dear Sally!
This a great day to tribute for the men and women fighting and dieing for their country.
Happy Blue Monday!
Best wishes,

GranthamLynn said...

Beautiful post. I linked a simple Memorial Day wish.
Have a great week.

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful Memorial Day, nice picture!

Annesphamily said...

I did miss linking up but come visit me too! Happy Memorial Day! Always nice to see our blues. Have a good week.

Annesphamily said...

I have visited everyone this week and hope to see you all soon. Have agreat week!