Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

One Saturday morning over the winter, I stood on a downtown street corner holding this little flag as the motorcade came through town honoring a young local serviceman who was arriving back home for his burial. As we enjoy the holiday today, I also want to pause to pray and reflect on those who've given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and to the families and friends they've left behind. May God Bless America, and I wish a safe and Happy Memorial Day to you all!

(Tea-related tidbit: Put a plastic baggie inside an old tea tin, pour water inside, and you can use the tin as a floral container without it rusting!)

12 comments:

Frivolitea said...

Beautiful arrangement in your tea tin. Have a wonderful, thoughtful day!

Martha said...

Happy Memorial Day to you as well!

Marie said...

Amen.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Love that tea tin idea - and b/c it is blue you should hop on over to Smiling Sally's blog and share it with Blue Monday, Angela!

Ruthie Miller said...

Sad to hear about that young man. Hmm, many thanks to all the servicemen and women. I hope they know how grateful most of us are. Lovely posting.
You are so cute. You worked your "tea" in there with that great idea. Looks perfect.

Ruthie Miller said...

I see how Michele has her site included. I like that.
Mine is http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com/

Marilyn said...

Nice arrangement. I see flowers in teatins, but just don't ever remember to do that. Thanks for the reminder.

Joy said...

So pretty, and thanks for the tip on lining the tin with a Baggie.

Rosemary said...

Happy Memorial Day, Angela! It is important to reflect and remember the sacrifices made so that we may live in freedom. Lovely post.

Beth Rang said...

What a pretty arrangement! I love my Harney & Sons tins. =)

Anonymous said...

What nice sentiments Angela - I think most of Newnan was out there, paying their respects.
Happy Memorial Day, Joanie

Ginger said...

What a lovely Memorial Day greeting.