Memorial Day... the unofficial kick off to summer, a long weekend to spend at the beach or camping, BBQ's and above all, time to remember the men and women who died while serving our country. There will parades, services and flags placed on graves nationwide as ways to pay tribute. I will be taking time to honor these heroes and share the history with my children. The link below if from a blog I wrote last year about one of my favorite tributes for Memorial Day.
As Memorial Day nears you my be wearing your red poppy or seeing other who are. The symbol of the Red Poppy honors those who have died in service for our nation. I found this poem and its history about the poppy and wanted to share it with you.
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
-Moina Michael 1915
It was Moina Michael's idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.
I will personally be taking time to reflect and honor those who sacrificed everything for my freedoms. You are not forgotten.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.