A Powerful Accessory for Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and most of us think of this three day holiday at the beginning of summer as a time to celebrate the end of school for children and youth, and a time to grill hamburgers and soak up the sun.  It is not wrong to celebrate summer, however, Memorial Day is also Remembrance Day…a time to reflect and be thankful for those who gave their lives that we may be free to hit the beaches and spend time with family.

The poppy has become a known as a symbol for remembrance.  You can read about THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE POPPY HERE.  I live in San Antonio, Texas…also known as military city USA.  One of our locals was commenting on the somber impact of seeing over 100,000 American Flags placed on graves locally at Fort Sam Houston.  It is a time to reflect and be thankful.  So this bright little flower is a powerful accessory for Memorial Day.  It says we are in this together.

Today, let’s remember and be thankful. There are many ways to assist veterans and their families, or families left without a loved one due to service in the military. You might look into how to assist others.

Tomorrow, I will tell you more about this outfit and go back to fashion fun.  I am also thankful for all of you.

KEEP SMILING!

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10 Comments

    1. Nice to know you do the same there…Nov. 11 here is Veteran’s Day. Memorial Day is more about the lives lost. Thanks for sharing Elaine.

  1. As a child, I remember getting small paper poppies around Memorial Day. It was also known as Decoration Day because everyone went to the cemetery to decorate the graves of loved one, whether they were in the military or not. My mother & aunt were always happy when the peonies bloomed at just the right time to be put on the graves.

    1. Thank you, Becky. Loving thought that they bloom at the same time…symbols of life, beauty and hope….

  2. Another Canadian here and poppies for Remembrance Day are particularly significant to us as the author of “In Flanders Field” – Lt. John McCrae, was a Canadian. People here start to wear poppies about 2 weeks ahead of time and it is traditional to leave them at a war memorial after services. They are sold by veterans and they are even allowed to sell them in locations that don’t normally allow that sort of thing.
    I’ve always wondered why Americans didn’t wear them. I thought that it was just a Commonwealth thing.

    1. In San Antonio, you see many of them probably because of our large military population. It is a sweet remembrance. Thanks Margie….

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