Happy Memorial Day + Boating with Dogs

American Flag on dock | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake

Happy Memorial Day!

Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake

Memorial Day will be a different holiday for most of us this year as the unofficial kick for summer without the normal beach trips or BBQs with friends and family. One thing remains the same; Memorial Day is still a holiday to remember and honor those made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to protect our country and our freedoms.

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Stars and Stripes Swooper Flags | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake

We’ve had a very wet week with over 4 inches of rain and lake levels are still rising. . .

It was nice to see the sun come out on this weekend before more thunderstorms blew through yesterday evening.

Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake

We all had cabin fever and Lola and Sophie were ready for a boat ride. 🐾🐾

Boating with dogs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #bichonfrise

Boating with dogs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #bichonfrise

A little sunshine and fresh air is good for your mental health!

Boating with dogs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake #bichonfrise

We’ve seen a rise in boat activity as North Carolina moves into Phase 2 of the ‘Stay at Home Order’.

Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

We always enjoy seeing flags flying on boats. . .

Boat with American Flag | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake

Especially when the flag is as big as the boat! 🇺🇸🛥️

Boating with dogs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #bichonfrise

Boating with dogs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake #bichonfrise

Boat with American Flag | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake

If you’re looking for some patriotic fare for your celebration, you can find 16+ Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry, HERE.

16+ Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #recipes #4thofjuly #desserts #appetizers #memorialday #cocktails

You’ll find star-spangled treats, desserts, healthy appetizers and cocktails too.

Dock basket with flags and Queen Anne Lace | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake

Stars and Stripes Swooper Flags | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake

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May we never forget that freedom isn't free | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake

However you celebrate Memorial Day, may we never forget that freedom isn’t free.

Memorial Day and Boating with Dogs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flag #memorialday #lake #bichonfrise

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  26 comments for “Happy Memorial Day + Boating with Dogs

  1. franki parde
    May 25, 2020 at 8:40 am

    AMERICA!! franki

  2. May 25, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Happy Memorial Day, Mary! I hope you, your hubby and the pups get to enjoy more boat time today. ❤️💙❤️

  3. Gert
    May 25, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Happy Memorial Day Mary! Our day is overcast and rainy. But this weather is normal for May in the Midwest. I remember many of trios you the lake where we had to sit inside and never get out on the water. But still memories were made!! Love those sweet puppies.


  4. Clara
    May 25, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Happy Memorial Day Mary! Hope your day is relaxing and fun. Clara🇺🇸♥️

  5. Sheran
    May 25, 2020 at 9:27 am

    God Bless America 🇺🇸! Thank you for sharing.

  6. lynda
    May 25, 2020 at 9:29 am

    those dogs are sweet as pie!

  7. Marie in AZ
    May 25, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Happy Memorial Day. We remember the fallen.

  8. May 25, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Happy Memorial Day, Mary ♥️🇺🇸💙

  9. Ann Rue
    May 25, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Happy Memorial Day, and also love to see, Sophie and Lola.

  10. Ann Woleben
    May 25, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Blessings to you and your family on Memorial Day~

  11. Jan Riemer
    May 25, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Thank you for the beautiful pics, once again!

  12. Donna Milazzo
    May 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Thanks for honoring Memorial Day! I like to post timely photos on my timeline. Hope it’s OK if I do a screenshot of your photo with the flower basket/flags and the quote about Freedom not being Free and post on my timeline. I will be careful not to cut off the ‘Homeiswheretheboatis’ from the bottom of the photo. It’s really hard to find a good photo to post! If you are not OK with that, I’ll take it down!

  13. Teresa
    May 25, 2020 at 11:17 am

    I just adore how much your dogs are enjoying this.

  14. Chloe
    May 25, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Happy Memorial Day to you and your family!

  15. A. Celina
    May 25, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Just a friendly and kind reminder that it is inappropriate to say “happy” Memorial Day. It is a solemn day of honor and remembrance for those who have sacrificed their lives. Perhaps a better greeting would be “Have a peaceful Memorial Day” or “Have a great Memorial Day weekend.” Nevertheless, I love your blog and eagerly await your posts!

  16. Linda Erickson
    May 25, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you, Mary, for your beautiful tribute to Memorial Day! I so enjoy your writings and lovely pictures!

  17. May 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Happy Memorial Day Mary. Your dogs are the sweetest. Enjoy your boating on the lake. A wonderful way to celebrate.

  18. Shirley Graham
    May 25, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Happy Memorial Day!!! Enjoy – love the pictures of the little ones

  19. May 25, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Happy Memorial Day Mary, so glad you got some sunshine and boating weather!

  20. Cyndi Raines
    May 25, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Thank you for my virtual boat ride, so refreshing to view your beautiful lake with the sweet furbabies! I love the pictures of them looking over the edge, too cute! The little boat with the full size flag and your comment made me chuckle. It thrilled me to see their patriotism! ♥️🇺🇸 Glad you were able to enjoy the “high seas” for Memorial Day. Your pictures are so vivid, they would make awesome postcards. You are a woman blessed with many talents. Yes, Mary you do pay total respect and appreciation for our military and those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The link to the article by the former Navy pilot was really good also. Thank you! ♥️

    • May 26, 2020 at 5:31 am

      Thank you Cyndi! I hope you were able to enjoy some sunshine over the Memorial Day holiday. 🇺🇸❤️💙

  21. May 26, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Thank you, Mary, for another beautiful tribute to Memorial Day- and very appropriately stated as well. I, too, enjoyed the link you provided – you have always shown nothing but respect for our country, flag and veterans -you are an inspiration to show our waving colors off. I love the photo of the fishing boat displaying the rather large American flag! It touched my heart, making me wonder if one of those men fishing had lost someone dear to them to make such a wonderful statement. We will keep those flags a flying. Have a wonderful summer!!

    • May 26, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Thank you Ann! I hope you were able to enjoy the holiday weekend and some boating fun at the lake too. 🇺🇸❤️💙

  22. May 26, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    What a fun ride on your boat! Glad your Memorial Day was a delight!

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