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Memorial Day is this Monday, which means a long weekend! Woo Hoo!! And school is almost out for the summer! And I’m pretty sure we will eat hot dogs at least once (okay, maybe not a woohoo…but it means summer). But most importantly, it means we take a day to remember and honor all of our fellow Americans who have served or are serving our country. Man, can you imagine a greater sacrifice? Even if that sacrifice didn’t involve their very lives, it meant sacrificing family, friends, home, comfort, peace, freedom, and much more at some point along the journey. To think that anyone would give up all of that for you and me…well, that’s just pretty darn special.
As you can tell by the blog name, Mardi and I are pretty patriotic. We love American history, and learning about great Americans that have come before us and shaped our nation. We both believe that God had a sovereign hand in the creation of the Constitution, and has blessed our country with faithful leaders. But no leader is greater than one that has laid down his or her life for her country. And to all of those heroes, we salute you, thank you, and thank God for you. And may God continue to protect those men and women currently serving the good ole U.S.A!
Because I love my country, and I also happen to love flags and red, white, and blue, I already have some patriotic décor scattered around my house. This weekend always inspires me to add a little more to keep up through the 4th of July. So I’ve picked a couple of my favorite ideas to inspire you, plus a few from my own home.
Source: House Beautiful
Source: Liz Marie Blog
Source: On Sutton Place
I picked up a pack of little flags at the dollar store to put in this pitcher. Easy Peasy!
More little flags just propped in some greenery.
I bought this flag at an antique store. It used to hang in a courtroom.
I love this flag holder over my secretary desk! It came from farmhousewares.com
All of these ideas are super simple and cheap, but add a nice dose of patriotic character! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with your family, and may you appreciate the freedom to do so because of the sacrifices of so many!