Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day......

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day!!!!  This holiday is extremely personal for me especially since we are a military family.  I know the sacrifices that our families and military members have sacrificed long ago and now. 

I also want to honor all those who have fought for our country's freedom long ago and those who are currently serving in our military now. 

Long ago, our family had the privilege to visit the national monuments in Washington DC.  My husband took this picture of our children when they were really small, and it has always touched my heart.  This picture shows my daughter and son's reflection on the monument in the Korean War Memorial.  As you can see, it was January 27, 2007 in my picture, and it was a very cold day with the kids wearing their heavy jackets.  The monument wall is engraved with the words "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE".  Oh so how true!

Seeing this picture again reminds me of a chart I have and want to xstitch up by Willow Hill Samplings called "Land of The Free......Because of the Brave".  I don't have a picture of the chart but you can do your own research to find what it looks like.  Maybe I will go pull it out today and start stitching on it!  It is all kitted up and ready to be started!  (Like I need an excuse to start a new project!)

Happy Memorial Day everyone! 


  1. Lovely picture of your children. My husband and I were lucky enough to visit the memorials at Washington DC a couple of years ago and they are very moving. It is important to recognise the sacrifice of all soldiers. Lest we forget.

  2. Beautiful picture of your children and your post is a fitting tribute to those who have served and those who serve.

  3. Great picture! If only EVERYone realized this!! All over the world!! Hugs!