Memorial Day weekend is here, so I thought I’d post a bit of red, white and blue. . . .
Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies organizations and southern schoolchildren had decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. Most dates were in May.) By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.*
Have a good weekend, everyone. I’ll be back on Wednesday.
Lovely color combination. The last is my favourite. So enchanting.
Thank you, Caroline. Virginia Bluebells are a favorite of mine.
Enjoy…I had forgotten that this weekend is Memorial day. Thanks for the reminder!
I forgot holidays when I lived in Europe too, except for Christmas!
I love the little blue flower! Do you know what it is?
Virginia bluebells. 🙂
Thanks! They’re very pretty!
Thanks, Bonnie. 🙂
What a lovely post! I hope you don’t mind me including a pingback on my post of your words and images.
No, not at all. Thank you!
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love those bluebells!
Thanks, Slim. 🙂
Such beautiful flowers! What is that white one?
It’s a white peony. 🙂
Clever! The red berries are so luscious … your white peonies are about a week ahead of mine … I don’t know the name of the ‘blue’, but this is a wonderful tribute to Memorial Day, Carole.