Although Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday season. I LOVE PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS! In fact RED-WHITE-BLUE decorations go up on our house in May and don't come down till after July 4th.
I think it's the least I can do to honor those fallen soldiers and for the men & women who are risking their lives everyday for us right this very moment.
Nothing rang more true to me than the time of May 2008 to April 2009 when my husband, a U.S. Marine was deployed overseas to Iraq.
The house was decked out in yellow ribbons for a year and our American Flag flew high on our flag pole, below it I honored my husband with the USMC flag below. When he came home, we had a HUGE Welcome banner on the porch and people beeped as they road by, Vietnam Veterans came to ask him to be Grand Marshall in their parade!
Our old little farmhouse (built 1912)
Im grateful to have him home for this 2nd year and I pray for those who weren't so lucky and for those missing their loved ones who are still fighting.
Here are some small decorations that went up this week. I have to add more but it was a busy, hectic week but I will be adding some more and have a special project for the outside planned as a tribute.
The right side of the yard...Our flag flying
My Uncle Sam telephone pole person
My Red-White-Blue birdbath with some beautiful turquoise! I used this color scheme last year for a patriotic bbq for my husband's police academy graduation here (See Pics Here)
I hung my patriotic coffee filter garland outside this year.
Little magnets on our vintage milk box. A antique red lantern on top.
Our flags fly for honor.....POW-MIA, U.S.A., USMC
View of front door wreath and my 2nd favorite Marine
Close up of my patriotic garland and my tin stars.
My RED-WHITE-BLUE-TURQUOISE handmade wreath from Leighann of A Crafty Southern Chick
She made a similar one for herself, I emailed her and asked her to make me one because it matched my birdbath...turns out she had the same birdbath down in South Carolina (seriously, we have way too much in common). Check out her NEW line of wreaths!
My wooden U.S. Marine that guards our porch 24/7 with his loyal bulldog!
SO I ASK OF YOU ALL.....as you decorate your porch, your table and your house fills with family & friends to BBQ and have pool parties.
Please take the time to remember those who have given their lives for this country and it's people! Pray for those who are doing it still today! Thank the ones who have returned home and trying to get back to the normal life they left behind!
Let them know that it's not just ONE DAY that we remember and our grateful for what they've done, but every night that we lay our heads on our pillows!
We are thankful and remember our Marine everyday!