Hometown Pride

By | May 30, 2010

Good Morning Stampers

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.  Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day.

On Monday, I will do something different.  I will buy some flowers and go to the nearest cemetery and walk through the sections for soldiers.  When I find a grave that has  no flowers, I'll leave one and say a prayer for the soldier and the family of that person, who for some reason could not bring their soldier flowers. 

Today's card is one I made a couple of years ago.  Sadly I no longer have the stamp nor the card.  But I'm glad I kept a picture of it and I thought it  would be appropriate for today.


Thanks for visiting today.



3 thoughts on “Hometown Pride

  1. freida

    OH Rachel, this is BREATH-TAKING! I LOVE how the flag stands out against the blue!!! This is AMAZING! :)

  2. kathy herrick

    i remember when you posted it the first time. i was always going to ask you to borrow the stamp. guess i’ll have to order it myself now! thank you for posting a reminder to remember!


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