Stars and Stripes…
Memorial Day..the start of the summer season out here.
Like so many other holidays, we sometimes forget why it is being celebrated.
On Memorial Day, we remember our finest who have served their country. Many of them gave their lives for the US.
I am forever grateful..
To honor some fine Marines, I set this table.
Red chargers, red flatware, white cloth with navy blue topper.
Blue stems, individual blue glass flowerpots for the flowers, with a flag..
Can you see those little blue whale Salt and peppers?
We grew up together in Huntington and I have many fond memories of the hilarious things we did..
Well, we thought we were funny anyway! Frank retired a few years ago, after many years of outstanding service to our country...
I was in his sister’s wedding, his wonderful mom sang at my wedding Mass, and a group of us went to SC for his wedding.
You can read about him here.
I can’t believe I am NOT mentioned in his wikipedia entry! :)
The next guest is Maj. Chris Meyers. Chris served in Iraq and is now in Afghanistan. He is the proud dad of 2 little boys, who, along with his wife, parents, family and friends, pray for his safe return.
Here he is….click here please..
I also invited his dad, our friend and neighbor Vinny, who was an officer in the Marines and served in Vietnam. Small world, he served with my friend Gen. Libutti.
The last seat is in honor of my college friend LT. Whitey Schoff who was killed in Vietnam. Whitey was a gentle giant who was engaged to one of my DZ sisters. I will always remember his smile..
So thanks to them, and all our Service people, living and deceased who have given so much for our country…
God Bless America…it is one of my Favorite Things..
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
Plates , napkin rings, stems , whale s and p’s , Cambridge flatware, name holders ..Christmas Tree Shops
Chargers, PB Outlet, Napkins Kohls
Star plates, Pfaltzgraff outlet a few years ago
Small blue glass flower pots, Walmart