Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memorial Day Thoughts

Hey everyone-Happy Tablescape Thursday! I hope you all have fun plans for Memorial Day Weekend full of good friends, family and great food!
It's a day of celebration but also a day of remembrance, respect and gratitude.

Memorial Day: Commemorates US Soldiers who died while in the military service, in all wars.
I like the detailing on the clear bowl and think the angel holding the heart suits the occasion.
From an Air Force Veteran to all those serving or who have served, "thank you".
Fly your flags proudly!

As we enjoy Tablescape Thursday:
On the Thursday before Memorial Day, soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They patrol the cemetery 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing.
Have a happy day:@)

32 comments:

  1. Your tablescapes are always so festive, I agree that the little angel holding the heart does suit the occasion.

    Thank you for your service in the Air Force!

    xo
    Sherri B. (Blogger still hasn't fixed comment problem)

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  2. What a beautiful post. My father served in WWII so I feel very touched by those who serve in the military for us. I love the little cherub with the heart. My heart goes out to all those who are in the military now and their families and pray that they will all come home.

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  3. Thank you, Lynn, for serving, and your uplifting blog, too. Blogger is still having problems, and it seems they aren't aware of it, but I switched to a pop down (or is it pop up?) comment box and that worked for me. I think the little angel with the heart is very cute. xo,

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  4. Thank you for this beautiful post. We love the Military men in our family and we are so proud of our entire USA Military. I think your angle is absolutely perfect. :-)

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  5. Oh what a lovely post,love this tablesetting,I love our military,we live in the best most wonderful country in the world,GOD BLESS THE USA!

    Got the berries posted!Come see!
    ~JO
    Lazyonloblolly

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  6. Don't ask me why...but I really love your flag!!!.... hugs and blessings!! Flavia

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  7. I know that anyone who has served our country would be honored to sit at this table. What a lovely tribute.

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  8. Lovely post and thank you for your service.

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  9. Hi Lynn, this is try number 2 for making a comment. Thanks for all the reminders of Memorial Day. I have a DIL serving in Iraq and a father that served in WWII. Love anything patriotic. Joni

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  10. Lynn, that is me from Red Couch Recipes -- can't use a google sign in -- Blogger is confused today. Joni

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  11. Wonderful thoughts and nice table setting!

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  12. What a perfect table setting for the holiday weekend. :) Just lovely.

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  13. A very nice way to remember our service men and have a good meal.

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  14. Hi Lynn, I like your little angel. She is the perfect touch and so appropriate when we remember all who gave their lives for us to be able to be free to enjoy a festive long weekend. Linda

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  15. It's perfectly patriotic, and the angel is a great touch. I thank YOU as an AF veteran and all those who stepped up to serve. You're all heroes on my book.

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  16. OOh loving that hobnail milk glass goblet.. Your table is a perfect tribute. Happy memorial day! xo~marlis

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  17. Our heads were both in the same place when we designe our tablescapes this week. I'm loving all of your milk glass.

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog and I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I have to tell you that I LOVE the name...the first time I read it I had to laugh...how cute! Love your tablescape. I'm afraid we'll be back at painting the house this weekend if we're not getting tornado warnings again. First we're in a drought..now we've got a steady stream of storms coming in. I'm pretty sure I saw the tree's smiling this morning though. Anyway I just wanted to stop by and leave a message to say HI and Happy Memorial Day to you and yours. Have a wonderful Thursday!
    Maura :)

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  19. Great tribute to our brave servicemen, Lynn....Christine

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  20. Great post and beautiful tablescape. Thanks.

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  21. Wonderful tribute for our servicemen and women. Great post and your patriotic tablescape is lovely! I love it! I'm also at TT, BNOTP.
    Have a great weekend.
    FABBY

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  22. This is simply elegant. Thanks for sharing...all looks so "warm" there!
    Shel

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  23. Thank you for your service to our country too.

    Have a great day!

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  24. Beautiful place setting, and a wonderful post! ~tina

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  25. Just beautiful, and I love your milk glass. Have a very happy holiday weekend!
    Marianne :)

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  26. Terrific Memorial Day tablesetting - will be flying our flag proudly! Always do!!!
    I was watching Martha Stewart yesterday, she had someone on talking about a Lily festival in Philadelphia - I think - the flowers were breathtaking! Have you heard of this?
    Kathy

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  27. A perfect little table setting to honor our men and women in our military!

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  28. Beautiful tribute. Thank you for your service.
    I live next to a cemetery so know there will be more traffic this weekend. Its nice to know people remember.

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  29. Very nice! Have a wonderful holiday this weekend!

    Sherri:)

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  30. Beautiful festive table...love the diamondpoint stemware.
    Have a great weekend, Lynn.

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  31. Beautiful table as usual. I always love the colors of the flag. The beautiful milkglass goblets are the perfect touch to add the white. I think I have placemats that match you napkins. We could throw a party together. LOL
    Hope your weekend is fabulous. Ginger :)
    BTW, I am typing just beside that beautiful stain glass flag. AWESOME!

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  32. What a lovely and festive setting! Just perfet for Memorial Day!
    I see that your blue peony made up part of your table setting too. :-)

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