30 May 2011

Memorial Day...

the last Monday of May
a U.S. holiday commemorating U.S. service members
who gave their lives while in the military service

We thank you and
we salute you!

also the unofficial start of the summer season
the National Memorial Day Concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capital
and the running of the Indianapolis 500

So rev your engines, crank up the music and fire up the grill!

Can you smell the BBQ?


pretty pink tulips said...

Love all the red, white and blue!!!! We love to decorate around here for each and every holiday, but this and the 4th are one of my favorites!

We're getting ready to head out to the bbq. Hope yours is delicious!!!! Extra sauce, please!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Sarah said...

This is wonderful! I'm seriously envious of those polka dot and striped utensils. Do you mind sharing information of these?
Hope your day has been special. ~ Sarah

Desire Empire said...

It is a well known and celebrated fact that the USA saved Australia from Japanese invasion in WW2. So for that I say to all returned service men and women, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am also remebering those who didn't make it in the same place.
Best Carolyn

quintessence said...

Love your patriotic tablesetting and stitchwork!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend with perhaps a BBQ or two!!

Susan T said...

I love the way you style your work. Hope that you had a great day.

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Kelly Frances Dunn said...

I had a great weekend "in" with just the boys and I :) Mr. was working. We did a few social engagements, but I was really feeling the quality time with my quickly growing boys. We spent much of the time purging the house for our big yard sale next weekend. I have been wanting to donate everything, but the boys REALLY want to make a buck or two :) Hope you had something grilled up good for me! XO, Kelly

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend, sweetie! I was able to hit the beach for the first time and eat al fresco on the terrace of a lovely country club looking over a golf course ... and the fresh lemonade in my glass said "SUMMER is HERE!" Have a wonderful week! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

The Buzz Blog said...

Smelled the BBQ all weekend long and waved the flag during our town's parade... Love the holiday tablesetting!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! How gorgeous! And how perfect for the holiday. :)