Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day - A Day of Remembrance

If you are still hopping through the OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop, please scroll down to Saturday's post.

Here is one last patriotic card in honor of Memorial Day and a little history about the holiday.   Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country.  It was originally called Decoration Day because the women in the South would decorate the graves of the fallen Confederate soldiers.  It seems to me as though many people today have forgotten the true meaning of the holiday.  "As the VFW stated in its 2002 Memorial Day address: "Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed greatly to the general public's nonchalant observance of Memorial Day."

Please take a moment today to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so that you and I may enjoy the freedoms we have. 

Paper: Stars and Stripes DP from Reminisce as the card I posted yesterday, cardstock from stash
Punch: Stampin' Up 1-1/4" circle punch
Stickers: bottlecap stickers from Design Originals (These are no longer for sale, but they have other designs.  I've had these for nearly a decade!)
Ribbon: from stash

I was actually making these for the OWH Independence Day deadline which is tomorrow, May 31.  I used S&S Sketch #58.

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