Sunday, May 27

Memorial Day Weekend 2012

This is a special weekend.........not because it's time to go camping or anything like that. It's a time to remember those who served our country. I've shared this photo of my dad before but I wanted to share it again.............
The photo was taken somewhere in Germany in the later part of World War II. My dad was proud to have served his country, to have defended the flag and freedom. 
I've shared the photo of this quilt block before, too. It's one of several that will one day make up a quilt in memory of my dad's service in the U.S. Army, WWII.
I have some other patriotic quilts, just small ones and I've packed them up along with some other things and am headed home to Lehigh, Iowa tomorrow to visit my mom and to attend the Remembrance service in honor of the men and women in the Lehigh area who served their country. My brother, Doug, is a volunteer at the Lehigh Historical Society and I'm helping him with the Remembrance service. It is so important to remember those who served, those who gave their lives. We can't ever forget the price they paid for our freedom.

If you want to learn more about how Memorial Day began, I found this interesting link...... Memorial*Day*History.  Wishing you a very lovely Sunday and a day of remembrance on Monday, Memorial Day.........
Sandi

8 comments:

Grammasheri said...

My dad was in the Army in Germany, too. He drove a tank in Patton's army. I so agree with you Sandi...we must always remember our service men and women and the supreme sacrifice they made for our country.

Pat said...

Yes...it's much more than a weekend to have a BBQ!!!

Beth said...

I give thanks to all who served and those who are still serving. My Dad served in Korea and in Vietnam. I feel really lucky that he survived both tours of duty. I know that even the survivors are never the same.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for the tribute and have a save trip!

cq4fun said...

Wonderful picture and terrific plans for the day.

Nanette Merrill said...

We are proud of our dads and miss them.

ultimausa said...

Nice pictures...

Valerie said...

I love this picture of your father. You remind me that both of my Grandfathers served during WWII. My Grandfather on my father's side was one of the very first members of the United States Air Force, and I remember him telling me that back then it was called something else. I wish I had known them better, there are so many things I wish I could have talked to them about. Thanks for reminding me to think of them and appreciate all that they did. :)

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