Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is upon us.

On this day, we remember those who have perished in our nation's service. If you want to read about the history of Memorial Day, go here for some information.

Somehow though, the reason for the holiday has been overshadowed by the 'first summer weekend' idea. Many people seem to view this holiday as nothing more than a long weekend, time to have a picnic, visit friends, go to the beach, etc. Please, take some time this weekend to remember all those who have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms and our way of life. If you go to a parade, don't just stand there and drink a beer and fool around with your friends. Take the time to respectfully watch the procession, put your hand over your heart as the stars and stripes pass by and think of those brave individuals who have fought for your freedom.

This weekend we will be at our cabin partaking in the wonders of small town life in New England. On the agenda: a trip around town to see the bears, which will be unveiled this weekend, watching the Duck Races and of course, the Memorial Day Parade. Of course, as a quilter, I am going to squeeze in as much quilting time as humanly possible too!

Have a relaxing weekend, enjoy the day off on Monday and quilt 'till you wilt!

1 comment:

Carol E. said...

Hi, Tracey. Hope you had a good weekend. I'm really not chastising you when I say this.... but I think sometimes people assume that a trip to the cabin or the lake means people are not remembering Memorial Day for what it really means. I think it's OK for people to celebrate the beginning of summer at the same time they remember-- and celebrate our freedom to do whatever we want. We can't always show outwardly what we are remembering or honoring. And I think that's OK, too, to keep our remembrance private or quiet.