Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Memorial Day 2014

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" many years ago now,
I realized what my Father had faced that day.
My thought was, wow Dad needs to see this movie,
then I quickly thought, he doesn't need to see this movie, he was there!




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




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.

Happy Memorial Day
I'll be off the for long weekend.
See you on Tuesday!

Blessings and Southern DayDreams!
Celestina Marie

28 comments:

Delvalina said...

This is beautiful tribute to your Dad :)
I watched that movie too and I love your thoughts that he doesnt need to watch it because he was there.

I'm Indonesian and I don't really know this day but - I'm praying that God bless your Dad for his foughts and all the military.

Thanks for sharing your heart - Happy Memorial Day!

Blessing

Donna said...

What a wonderful post and tribute to your Dad, Celetina. I had no idea that he was a WWII veteran. Yes, God was with him and protected him. Thanks to your dad and so many others, we have our freedom and can celebrate Memorial Day! Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Thanks to ALL the men & women who have fought for our country or protect our country while some go to the front lines. Thank you to your Dad for his great service to our country in WWII.

My Uncle also fought in WWII in Normandy and was there until the end where he was assigned to bury the dead in the concentration camps. It changed him in ways that he couldn't even talk about except to my oldest son that was going into the Army. Unbelievable stories he told him of valor, honor, sadness, killing, surviving, etc.

My pray is for young people to know what our military men & women have given up to keep our country free. Even if they didn't die in a war, they sacrificed part of who they were before fighting in it.

God bless the lives & souls of those who have fought the good fight in life.

Blessings, Edie Marie

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful post, All those who served and gave their lives were heros, and it is so important not to forget what happened. Hugs, Valerie

Regine Karpel said...

God Bless!

Curtains in My Tree said...

This was always a special holiday to my Grandparents we always went to the graves and decorated them in remembrance
I think it's so sad the way our government is taking care of our hero's in the veterans hospital today, just no honor in anything seems like. The moral of this country has changed

Jan Tanis said...

Lovely post Celeste. And a wonderful, heart-felt thanks to all who fought and continue to fight for us. Your father, as well as my father (gone since 1992) served their country proud.

Love your new Banner! Very nice.

Hugs,
Jan ♥

Laurie M said...

such a beautiful post, have a wonderful weekend

Mari said...

What heart felt post sweetie, my son in law served in our military and I did tell him thank you for all her did to serve us all ;-)
Have a great Memorial Day sweet friend...

Hugs~
Mari

Laurie Ritchey said...

Beautiful post, Celestina. My husband is a Viet Nam vet. during his recent campaign, his service was listed on his literature. We were surprised at how many people made a point of stopping him, after they had read his card, and thanking him for his service. He did win the election, so as soon as my brain recuperates, I'll be back to blogging. Thank you for sticking with me during some sparse blogging times. laurie

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful post, you always know the right words to say to tell our service people how very important, and admired they are. ~Diane

Denise said...

Such a precious tribute, bless you.

Createology said...

Bless you dear for writing this post. And Bless your father for his service. I hate wars and feel very fortunate that we have men, women and now dogs who give so much to keep us safe. I am reflecting on all they do this weekend. Nothing means more...no parties, no shopping, nothing! Blessings dear...

Sola Scriptura said...

What a lovely post. As I'm married to a Royal Navy man, it brought tears to my eyes. Blessings!

Old Time Cindy said...

Nice post and tribute. My father-in-law served in the Navy. I live by Fort Knox and we love our people in service. Have a wonderful weekend.
Farmhouse Hugs!

Shelia said...

Hi sweetie Celeste! Oh, what a sweet post and tribute to your daddy. My daddy fought in WWII also. God bless 'em! We have so much to be thankful for, don't we? Love your sweet flowers and are they in a blue biscuit jar? If that's what that is, I have the same one.
Thanks for popping in to see me and for going along on my journey with me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful post Celeste! Have a great weekend.

Marcia Pilar said...

We can never be thankful enough, can we, Celeste? Thank you to your dad, and thank you for sharing this. I think I'll add a note to my Weekend Door post.
Much love, friend.
xoxo's

Susan Newbigging said...

Happy Memorial Day Celestina!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there Celestina Marie! Your father....what great memories of a man who was brave to serve. My own dad did not serve since he was an immigrant and became a citizen much later. Happy weekend and may the memories be sweet. Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Celestina Marie! Thank you for stopping by! Yes, Blogger has been very difficult at times, and my blog roll on my sidebar has been very inconsistent. I too am following you by email now for it is much more reliable and easier! Thank you for your kind words on my post; life is a gift and I just love to celebrate it. Be well and I hope you are having a great spring! Anita

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is such a touching post! I watched hours of the history channel yesterday on WWII. What a terrible time and so many lives where lost! My 95 year old dad served in it too. We owe much to our veterans and the soldiers that lost their lives! May God bless them and America! Thank you for sharing your sweet thoughts with us!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I also just marvel at the bravery of so many that have given so much to keep us free!
I have enjoyed your blog had the peace and loveliness that comes from your words and kindness!
Yours, Roxy

chateau chic said...

So thankful for the ultimate sacrifice made by so many in order to protect our freedoms!! Great post!
I appreciate you stopping by,
Mary Alice

Patti said...

This is a beautiful post, Celeste. A great reminder that there was a great price paid for the freedoms we enjoy daily.

By the way, as you may or may not know, I've become very lax with my classic film blog. I just got burned out writing about films all the time; in fact, reviewing films had taken all the joy out of watching them. So, I've taken a huge step back from that blog and have only posted 20 times this year, many of those being cut and pastes of old posts.

However, I found myself wanting to get back to "beautiful things" kind of blogging. I couldn't resurrect my old blog, as someone has taken over that URL. So, I've opened a new blog, called Magnolia Cottage, which you can access through the profile associated with this comment. (Not the profile on my classic film blog.)

Anyhow, I invite you to stop by.

Blessings to you.

Love,
Patti

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I always thank the person wearing the cap that has "their war" on the brim. Once, last week, it was a Korean War vet and he got tears in his eyes. I think it might have been the first time he was ever thanked and that made me sad.
They can never be thanked enough.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautiful post and wonderful tribute to your Father. Mine flew PBY's for the Navy during WWII. The stories he told as he got older...wow. I have his handwritten log books, one of which tells all about one of their crashes. When I was selling his flight course manuals on eBay I had a guy ask me if I had anything personally written for a certain date (can't remember what is was) He knew the logs weren't for sale, but I took a photo of the page that he was interested in and emailed it to him. Not sure was he was looking for but he offered me $300 for them in his next email. I didn't sell them and would like to keep them for the kids --they like reading them every so often. Dad's gone now and he wrote like he talked so it's a piece of him they can nuzzle up with. That guy emails me once a year to find out if I'm ready to sell yet. I figure if I ever really do have to sell them, due to needing the money, they're going on ebay. Let them fight it out and hopefully get a nice bidding war going ;) Hoping that day won't come, but you never know.
Hoping you enjoyed your weekend!
*hugs*deb

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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..