Celebrating the Red, White & Blue

 

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to Summer. . .

 For us that means a holiday that involves boating & food. . .

so I had a little mosaic fun with photos taken on our boating outings~

(any mosaic will enlarge if you click on it)

Celebrating the Red, White & Blue. . .

Of course the holiday has a much more important significance than boating & picnics. . .  it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in military service.

First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

However you celebrate, spend a few moments to remember and give thanks for those who serve & protect us . . .

Wishing you Good Food. . .

  Safe Travels. . .

. . .And time to kick back & put your feet up :-)

Happy Memorial Day!

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  22 comments for “Celebrating the Red, White & Blue

  1. Jain
    May 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Beautiful words, thoughts and pics… Happy fun in the sun to you. not wordy, on my iPhone otherwise you know I gush ;-)

  2. May 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Beautiful post ! Great photos and thanks for honoring those who gave their all to protect our freedom. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day.
    Babs

  3. May 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Such wonderful mosaics. Each is filled with loads of inspiration and celebration. So happy you’ll be joing Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  4. May 28, 2011 at 12:20 am

    AMAZING PHOTOS!!!!!! Each one more beautiful & colorful than the last. Thanks for sharing & have a safe & happy weekend. Charlene

  5. Pondside
    May 28, 2011 at 1:50 am

    What cheery photos – there’s nothing like blue sky, sunshine and those red chairs!

  6. May 29, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Great post ~ love it!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

  7. May 29, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Perfect patriotic post! ;-)
    I’d love to be boating with you on that cool lake this weekend. HOT here!
    Your mosaics are filled with great photos. Wonderful post!
    Enjoy your day on the water. ~ Sarah

  8. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    May 29, 2011 at 7:11 am

    So fun! Happy Memorial Day Mary-enjoy:@)

  9. Pat
    May 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Beautiful photo collages, Mary! have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

    Hugs, Pat

  10. May 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Happy Memorial Day to you, too! Beautiful mosaics of red, white and blue. You make me want to be on the water this weekend!

  11. May 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Mary,
    I tried to send you an email today to the address you have shown on your “About Me” page. They say it is not a valid email… :( Would you please email me at giftcottagehe@aol.com so I can contact you back????
    I LOVE your blog. Jain & I have been friends/blog buddies for years & I have been loving your blog too for a long time. Have a great weekend.
    Charlene

  12. May 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Each of your photos makes me feel happy!! Wonderful post, thanks for sharing!

  13. May 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Loved your mosaics! Beautiful pictures as usual. It is so nice to view your blog and read your lovely posts. I hope you have a most wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
    Tammy

  14. May 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Terrific post! Enjoyed your words and photo’s, so well done. Happy Memorial Day!

  15. May 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    What a fabulous series of mosaics. Each one was a real treat! I’m not so sure about the chocolate cake and coke combo in that first mosaic!!

  16. May 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Such beautiful photos! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :) Hope your weekend is fun-filled! :)

  17. May 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Loved the mosaics.. wow great photos. All depict the best of memorial day. Hoping yours was happy! xo marlis

  18. May 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Fabulous inspiring red white and blue. This post is perfect for summer!

  19. May 30, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Happy Memorial Day. Boating and food sound like a great way to spend the weekend.

  20. Pondside
    May 30, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend! If you spend any of it in that red swing you’re sure to be relaxed!

  21. May 30, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Love all of these photos!!! Our patriotic colors are so wonderful!!!
    Have a beautiful day!!!

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