Happy Memorial Day weekend!
As a little girl, I remember getting excited for the long weekend with no school on Monday.
As I grew older I looked forward to the day off of work.
When I married Richard, it was usually his birthday weekend.
He turns 48 on May 30th this year.
I admit it, I got caught in all of the fun, decorations, and food.
It wasn’t until I got older that I began to honor the men and women this holiday represents.
While planning my post for this week, I wanted to pay tribute in some way.
I didn’t just want it to be about a cute table.
I wanted it to mean more.
The names you see on my “Memorial Day Tribute Table” are the names of men and women
who lost their lives while serving the United States of America.
I asked my Facebook followers if they could share the names of their loved ones
that they will be honoring, and remembering this weekend.
The names came pouring in.
Some of which are names of people who were prisoners of war, or killed in battle.
While putting this tablescape together, I wrote down each name on the paper table runner with a Sharpie.
After a few names, I texted my hubby and explained how emotional it had become.
The table hasn’t been touched since I did the photo shoot.
We are waiting until Monday.
That’s when we will sit down and share our meal while celebrating the lives of these brave people who lost theirs.
Our children will read these names and know how valuable our freedom is.
We will honor each and every name.
Thank you to all of you that shared your loved one with us.
I wanted to make sure you saw your special person’s name,
so I took a close up of both sides for you.
Some names are duplicates.
If you would like to make your own “Memorial Day Tribute Table” here’s how:
- Tape down a paper runner (mine is drawing paper from our girls). Wrapping paper would work if you turn it over. Then write your names with a Sharpie. Don’t worry if it’s not neat. If you only have a few names, make them larger, and/or repeat them. You could also use crayons and have the kids draw patriotic drawings.
- The centerpiece is made from an “Uncle Sam Top Hat”. You can find those here: Uncle Sam Top Hat. Just flip it over and fill it with fresh or fake flowers. If they are fresh, just use a bowl full of water to place them in.
- The striped ribbon is from Michael’s
- The star stickers I found on line.
- I used paper plates and the napkins are paper towels (who knew, right?)
- The cutlery is from the dollar store.
- You could also add old photos to the table for everyone to share over their meal.
Here you’ll see the table with out the names:
You may notice my “American Flag Log” lit up in the back ground.
You can find that here: “American Flag Log“
~Happy Memorial Day~
You may also enjoy the American flag I designed using my antique crib found here:
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