MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
Memorial Day weekend is coming. Many will be traveling, enjoying the beginning of summer, taking a mini vacation, and spending time with family over the holiday. This is always a holiday for gathering together and enjoying our friends and family but let’s not forget why we celebrate this holiday. Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
So be sure to remember our fallen soldiers over the coming weekend for their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
This weekend I will be honoring many Army soldiers at an event at Fort Riley but I am happy to announce that my husband will actually be returning home from his second and final active duty tour with the Army. I will be spending a few days with him this week at Fort Riley where we will celebrate his 24 year service with the military and his retirement. I will be so happy to have him home permanently. It’s been a long five years without him, during his Army Jag training and then two tours almost back to back. He has served his country dutifully and now he will return home safely.
So because I will be spending time with my Army solider and taking a mini vacation of my own, I will have a week or so of no posts here on the blog. So I will leave you with some red, white and blue barbecue and Memorial Day decorating inspiration until I return. These are all perfect set ups for the coming 4th of July holiday as well.
All my Etsy shops below are still open as well, but please note that I will not return or be shipping anything until Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.
I love this DIY American Flag made with red, white and blue crepe paper and some punched out white stars. Super easy!
Great tablescape for a lakeside celebration. Perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or a nautical themed party or event.
Rustic is trending – add a BURLAP BANNER or any of our red white and blue banners. garlands or hanging fans to your patriotic decorations.
Thanks for stopping by Party Fetti today. I hope you have a safe Memorial Day weekend and kick off the summer with great weather with your family & friends.