Monday, May 24, 2021

A Simple Vignette on a Day for Remembering

We've always been rather low-key on Memorial Day, celebrating quietly, usually only with the three of us. This year there will only be Greg and I, but I wanted to acknowledge the holiday in some way.


I gathered a few elements that came together in a simple vignette that seemed fitting on a day for remembering.


For my friends overseas, Memorial Day is a holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the military. It is observed on the last Monday of May.


After the Civil War, which claimed more American lives than any other (including those in the 20th century), cities and towns in the late 1860's had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers. The tradition continued across the country until Memorial Day became a national holiday in 1971.


Uncle Sam stands quietly by flowers laid on the island in tribute.

 
Red, white and blue star votives will flicker with candlelight as the sun sets.
 

Next Monday many of us will be visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
 

And if you will be spending a quiet day at home, take a moment to remember those who have made it possible. 


If you'd like some ideas for Memorial Day decor, visit A Relaxed Memorial Day Table, Celebrating the Fourth of July or A Casual Fourth of July.  


  
  

16 comments:

  1. Sandra, I love the simplicity and whimsy of your patriotic vignette! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! A low-key approach really appealed to me this year. Have a great holiday!

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  2. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Sundays on Silverado.

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    1. Thanks so much, Janet! I'm glad you stopped by and left a comment!

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  3. Your simple tribute is just the right touch. Enjoy your Memorial Day.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! It seemed right to me. Fittingly I will spend today planting flowers in my containers.

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  4. Thank you for remembering Memorial Day with your features, they are wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Karren! I wanted to do something to acknowledge the day.

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  5. I just love your sweet little patriotic vignette, Sandra. I especially love the sweet little RWB star tealight holders on the cake stand! Pinned, and I'm delighted to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you, Julie, for visiting, pinning and leaving sweet comments! I hope you had a great holiday!

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  6. Thank you for sharing and honoring the holiday. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. My pleasure, Donna! Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

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  7. Very cute vignette for Memorial Day. Thanks for sharing at the FWF link party.

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    1. Thanks, Rachelle! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  8. Perfect tribute Sandra. We shall always remember and honor. A special tribute is a lovely way to honor those on Memorial Day. I am happy to feature your special post.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I think this past year has encouraged introspection and memories of all those who've gone before.

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