Archive for category Holidays
A friend took these pictures of Arlington National Cemetery early in November. I love the fall colors, and I love Arlington, so when I saw these, I wanted to share them with my blog readers. Thank you to our Veterans. Your service is remembered and appreciated. And to any international friends, happy Armistice Day.
Memorial Day I know it’s not Memorial Day yet, but the weekend is about to start, and I expect most people won’t be at their computers on Monday, so I wanted to post this today. Memorial Day has its origins in the American Civil War. For many years, Decoration Day was a time to visit […]
Last weekend a good friend went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for their Remembrance Day activities. She posted these pictures on facebook, and with her permission, I’m reposting them (with her descriptions) below. I know I usually stick with WWII history, but today we’ll go a little further back in time, to the American Civil War. Thank […]
I’m having this post at 11 in the morning, French time (at least according to the time zone chart I found online). Why? Because Veteran’s Day used to be Armistice Day, a day to remember the cease-fire on the western front during WWI. The cease-fire took place on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day […]
The other day I was pushing my children in their stroller past the local Catholic school. It was a warm, sunny day, and several dozen groups of students were outside on the grass. I thought it might be a fire alarm at first, but then I noticed the billowing pieces of cloth many of them […]