Happy Memorial Day!

 Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, American readers!  We began to commemorate this day in a few comments in yesterday’s post.

I hope everyone will join me in thanking the soldiers and their families who made huge sacrifices to protect America’s freedoms throughout our country’s history.

Though we enjoy this weekend to kick off the summer season, and embrace family, also remember those we honor on this day.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day kicks off a season of several patriotic celebrations….and you can dress for each occasion.

I have see the red, white, and blue at most of our favorite retailers, but may favorite touch of Americana has been found at Chico’s and Talbot’s.

These links take you directly to the Americana collections.

Mr. B works for one of the largest companies in the world founded by veterans for the military.

They like to wear red on Fridays….RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.

Memorial Day

My grandson loved decorating the front yard with flags and I featured him running with this one on my IG PAGE.



Memorial Day

I also must say today…HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to my youngest son and his bride.

They now prepare to be parents of a son in the fall and I am so proud of both of them…she is the perfect addition to our family.

I hope everyone’s day is full of joy…this is short because it is a holiday weekend…but I return tomorrow.

Until then…..


By Pamela Lutrell

Memorial Day


  1. Happy Memorial Day, Pam. Several of my family members served during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. We are very fortunate they all return but so many other paid the ultimate price. Glad to see the flags flying. I’m wearing my red, white & blue today though the storms may keep me indoors. I’m sorry the weather is going to put a damper on the local remembrance ceremonies. BTW, I have the red Zenergy short sleeve tee which is made from the same burnout fabric as the shirt you are modeling. I wore it to church yesterday with blue & white gingham crops (also from Chico’s) and received compliments from strangers and even from my husband. I highly recommend these tops.

  2. What a cute outfit for church, Kathie. Thanks for sharing your idea and those are great tops.

  3. Pam, I enjoy your column and stories very much. As the wife and mother of Air Force veterans and daughter of a world war II veteran,, I feel compelled to mention that it is not only soldiers who serve our country. It is also Airmen, Marines, and Navy, as well as the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. And, I would be remiss if I did not mention the many dedicated civil service members who support the military.

  4. Pam, enjoy your day with your grandchildren. We are fortunate that our weather is beautiful and we can get outside today. Remembrance of the fallen and named is very important to me. Thank you for putting your flag out. Today is for at least a few minutes of reflection on the horrors of war and pray that it should never happen again.

  5. Thankful not to have lost any loved ones to war, I am the proud granddaughter of my Army (WWII, European theater) and Navy (peacetime) grandfathers, daughter of my wonderful USMC (peacetime) father, and wife to my smart and talented, incredibly brave USMC husband who served in Vietnam. We fly the American flag and the beautiful USMC flag either side of our front door. Watched our local double fly-over a few minutes ago. So proud, so grateful. 🇺🇸

  6. Yes…so proud and grateful. I think you know that around our house we love the Marines!

  7. You look fantastic in the star shirt – how perfect for summer holidays! I can’t wear that bright red, but have a sleeveless denim shirt with small white stars that I found last year on sale at Target just after July 4th that I’ll be wearing with white denim shorts. It was 99 yesterday in Fort Worth and I suddenly no longer care how my legs look-LOL. I want to express my gratitude to all the military wives, daughters, sisters and granddaughters in this community. It’s not only our military men and women who sacrifice for our country. Their families also make tremendous sacrifices, and those shouldn’t go unnoticed. I am so thankful that my family has not lost anyone serving in the armed forces, but I’m very mindful that I get to be here doing things I love because they did a lot of things they hated.

  8. Thanks Lori…I have a feeling by the time we get to August I won’t care about legs or arms!!

  9. As a daughter of a ww2 career marine and a victim of camp lejeune water which caused cancer in our entire famiily. .. i feel compelled to remind us all that memorial day is a day of remembrance and solemnity not happy wishes and Bbques . I have stopped saying happy memorial day , but instead remember to say
    please give prayers and remembrances for our loved ones and military who gave their lives for our democratic freedoms we enjoy today

  10. The comments here and on my Instagram support what you are saying here Susan. I believe we can remember and pay respect with joy….I am a huge supporter of the military

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