Saturday, May 28, 2011

MEMORIAL DAY 2011


In Remembrance and honor to those brave men and women who have served our country to keep us free and to those that continue to sacrifice each and every day for America, we give our heartfelt thankfulness.



As we celebrate our nations hero's, let us give thanks for their military dedication and safety. We can never be thankful enough to those that serve America, but we can lift our prayers for them each and everyday. When you see a military person, take a moment and say thank you. The encouragement will honor them as they realize people care and remember.

My Father Joseph,fought for this country in WWII on Omaha Beach in Normandy France. He used to say, "I wouldn't give you a nickle for my experiences, but, I wouldn't sell them for a million dollars either" Words from a proud and glad to serve, American! I dedicate this Memorial Day to him and the bravery he carried as he jumped off the ship and swam to land on Omaha Beach with his fellow soldiers. God was with him that day as he ran forward to defend America.


When I saw the movie, Saving Private Ryan, I realized for the first time, what he must have faced that day. I thought, Wow Dad needs to see this movie. Then I realized, he doesn't need to see this, He was there! It just gave me chills.

Whatever your long weekend plans, enjoy, be safe and REMEMBER!



Happy Memorial Day and Blessings Always!

Hugs, Celestina Marie XO

9 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hello dear Celeste... wishing you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend too... I hope all of the bad storms have passed you by... a beautiful tribute to our Armed Forces, and especially to your daddy and his service to our country... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Wanda said...

Just a quick visit to say hi. We were swap partners once and I still love what you sent me all rosey and pink. Your blog is very beautiful. TTFN

ginny said...

yes, we do remember, and to those who are serving our country today, we say THANK YOU!
Have a splendid holiday Celeste!

Mariette said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

What a wonderful tribute to your loved ones and to all of our veterans; past and present! We should never ever forget them.

Have a memorable weekend and lots of love,

Mariette

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Dear Celeste. What a sweet tribute and memorial both to your precious daddy and all the others who have defended us all proudly.

Hope you and L have a safe and fun filled weekend!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Melody said...

Hi Celestina! Hope you have a great Holiday Weekend! We had storms and tornados too...but for Ohio April, May, June..this isn't too unusual. Well, haven't had them this bad in quite a few years, but not abnormal.

Createology said...

You have said this so well. We do remember and give thanks for all who have made our freedom possible. Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend to you...

ginny said...

Oh Celeste, I have had problems with Blogger, also. There were some blogs that would not let me comment and some that would. I hope they figure it out soon. We watched the kids over the weekend, and today are going back for a cookout. Had horrible storms last evening early. I thought of you when we had to go to the basement with the kids during the worst part with sirens going off all over and tornadoes surrounding us! I told Clarence that you and Ms. B where huddled in a closet all by yourself during your storms. I don't mind storms, but I hate it when those darn sirens go off and the tv and radio is telling us to take cover!
Today it is beautiful and very warm and sunny, thanks be to God!
Have a wonderful holiday,
your sisterfriend, ginny

Ruth Welter said...

Have a lovely Memorial day Celeste.

Ruth

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..