Sunday, May 24, 2009

a simple pledge

Good morning all! I know I don't normally post on Sunday but I have a card to show you and some information for ya too.

First, the card. I made this card for one of the mom's at Kyler's school. She recently became a citizen of the US and I had these two wonderful images by Our Daily Bread Designs so I had to make a card, right? Anyway, I wanted the flag and the pledge to be front and center hence the very simple layout and colors. Just a couple of red Tiny Twinkles in two corners and I was done. Whatcha think?

Two things to chat with you about. First, I want to tell you about is what Memorial Day is. I see lots of people thanking all the soldiers for their service. While that is a wonderful thing (and ya'll know my DH is retired Army so I appreciate that more than you know!) that is what Veteran's Day is for. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was first to honor the fallen soldiers of the Union Army from the Civil War. That day was expanded after WWI to include all American casualties of any war or military action. So, Memorial Day is a day specifically to remember the fallen heroes of our country and give them the respect that they will forever deserve.

Second, I just want to encourage you to go to your town's Memorial Day ceremony. You say they don't have one? I bet they do...even our little town of 15,000 (and that includes the college population) has one. Just check your newspaper from the last couple of days. They don't typically last very long (the longest one I've been too has been 20 minutes or so), you don't have to do anything except take your hat off for the presentation of the flag and the playing of tap, and listen. If you are uncomfortable attending a service would you just consider taking a moment of silence at 3 p.m. EST to remember those that lost their lives serving our country? You might be surprised of how it makes you feel!

With that...I bid you a fantastic day! I'm off to do final prep for the BBQ tomorrow!

7 comments that make my day!:

sari said...

such a great card and a lovely thought behind it!!

Kim said...

Fantastic card Lorie and love your meaning! You are so right!!! :) Enjoy your BBQ!
Hugs~ Kim

Missy said...

That is a wonderful card. The simple layout is the best. I don't think the thought would have meant as much if it was overdone. Great job!!!
Thanks for the lesson. I am not a history fan so didn't really understand Memorial Day either. I appreciate that.
Have fun!!!

Christi said...

What a beautiful card!! I will have to check and see if there are any Memorial things going on! :)

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful! I've really been wanting to find a patriotic stamp set! This one is perfect!

Dani said...

Love the simple beauty of this card. Very nicely done. :)

Emily said...

Great card! I love how you used the pledge of allegiance and the flag! The rounded corners look great!