Friday, May 26, 2017

Happy Memorial Day 2017


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 be grateful!





In Remembrance
Happy Memorial Day!

29 comments:

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe what sweet pictures. May we be we take freedom for granite . Happy Memorial Day dear lady . Hugs and blessings , cindy

Valerie-Jael said...

The landing in France was really a heroic event, and I am thankful for each and every one who risked their life there. We need to be proud of those who secured our freedom. Hugs, Valerie

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, Happy Memorial Day! Great Post and Proud Honor for your Father!
LJ

Daniela said...

Happy Memorial Day to you all, Dearie !

Sending blessings across the many miles

XOXO Dany

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, wow your dad was so brave to have fought in WWII. I love that old photo of your dad. Have a nice holiday weekend.
Julie xo

Art and Sand said...

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend!

Dorthe said...

Happy Memorial day to you dear Celestina, all the way from Denmark . xoxo

Joyce Mayer said...

Beautiful post.

Have a glorious weekend.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

That was a beautiful tribute to your dad, and all those who served and serve our country, Celeste. God Bless America! 🇺🇸 Happy Memorial Day! xx

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful tribute, my friend. Your words and photos touched my heart.

May you have a blessed Memorial Day. Love and hugs to you!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Great tribute post! Have a safe, happy weekend!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful pictures and really loved your post. I am so thankful to all our service people and tell them when I see them, Thank you for your Service and I really mean it.

Happy Memorial Day to you too.

Hugs,
Mary

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Yes you were so right about that movie Private Ryan... so hard to know that these men and some really were boys gave their life for us to be free!
Blessings, Roxy

krishna said...

The pictures are very beautiful.. Happy memorial Day..

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
such a great post!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and sending Love and hugs and blessings, my dear friend!
Claudia xo

handmade by amalia said...

I love that saying from your father, and what a handsome man. I hope you're enjoying this special weekend.
Amalia
xo

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wonderful post- I can't imagine being on Omaha Beach that day in WWII. I love the quote from your Dad.
So many lives lost to all these wars. We must remember and honor all those who served and made the greatest sacrifice of all.
Wishing you a great weekend!

Mary Sorensen said...

Happy Memorial Day to you Celeste! Thank you for your post - enjoy the days ahead.
Love, Mary

Createology said...

So very grateful and thankful for your father and his service and all the too many that fought for us to have our Freedom. Eating a hot dog and chips seems so simple but so many are not here with us to enjoy such a simple activity. Blessiings and Gratitude Sweet Celeste. May you have a safe and beautiful Memorial Weekend. 3

Deanna Rabe said...

Grateful! Oh, yes! Thanks to the amazing men and women who have served our nation, and remembering those who gave their lives as they served.

Donna said...

What a handsome young soldier your dad made, Celestina! I can't even imagine what he must have gone thru. A few years ago while on a trip to Paris, we were told by a shop keeper that if it wasn't for us (Americans who came to France's aide during WWII), he would be speaking to us in German. We were really moved by his comment, to say the least!

Smareis said...

Que belo tributo minha amiga. Um belo soldado. Esses soldados são grandes heróis.
Linda as imagens.
Que seu domingo seja cheio de coisas boas.
Boa semana Celestina
Um abraço e um sorriso!
Escrevinhados da Vida

Marcia Pilar said...

Beautiful tribute to your dad and to all brave hearts we honor this Memorial Day, and every day.
<3

Kim said...

My dad only shared a few of his WWII stories over the years. Like you it wasn't until I saw some of those movies that I realized what my dad truly experienced...especially been shot down in his plane several times. The thing that really gets me, is how young most of the boys were, I know my dad was only 17 when he enlisted. I still make my 17 year old check in whenever leaving the house! Happy Memorial Day!!

Bradley Turner said...

Celeste, happy memorial day to you, you must be so proud of your Dad. I seem to have trouble commenting because I am not on google plus?

Carol

Alessandra said...

Happy memorial day to all if you. Great pist, dear friend
Hugs Alessandra

Lea said...

Beautiful tribute on this Memorial Day weekend! Have a wonderful holiday tomorrow.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

My John's father served in WWII. He never spoke about it and after reading the Rising Son he understands why now. Happy Memorial day

Cindy

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my what a beautiful dedication to your brave Father, I can't even imagine living through all of that! All those men were amazing. My hubby was in Desert storm but thankfully he was safe and had to repair the planes, not be in the heat of the war. I think of all the families left behind too.

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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..