Here in the US, today is Memorial Day - the day set aside to honor our military heroes that have paid the ultimate price, as well as those who continue to sacrifice so much to protect our freedom.
For my tribute card, I used one of Deedee Anderson's pre-colored digi images from the "Hats Off" set, and added some red, white & blue dsp, stamped images to resemble fireworks, and mini brads. I added 2 ribbon tabs in patriotic colors and used early espresso cardstock to mat the image and sentiment.
OWH had a Memorial Day blog hop this weekend, and although I didn't participate this year, I kept myself busy by making 12 Hero cards that will be going to our soldiers in my next box. It was the perfect time to sit down and personally thank some of these soldiers for all they do.
One thing more, I want to give a big 2 thumbs up to NASCAR for the wonderful opening ceremonies and tributes honoring our military at Charlotte on Sunday!! They played "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes, and one soldier played "Taps" while soldiers sang the National Anthem. It was great to see all the military in uniform enjoying the race and being honored for their service!
Happy Memorial Day everyone - be sure and shake the hand of a soldier and thank him or her for their service when you see them. Not just today, but every day! We all owe them a huge debt of gratitude!