Monday, May 21, 2012

Memorial Day Door Decor

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Monia Micheal , conceived the idea to wear poppies as she was the first to do so, to honor those who lost their life's. She started the " buddy Poppy Program" that raises money to help the disabled veterans.
                                                       She also wrote this poem :     
                                                   We cherish too, the Poppy red
                                                 That grows on fields where valor led 
                                                       It seems to signal to the skies
                                                     That blood of heroes never dies.

 I decorated my door in the time honored tradition of honoring our fallen . I used a base of red mesh with a smaller white mesh ribbon wound throughout the red. The sign at the top of the door is in the shape of  a tomb, with the words "To Honor". Then I took the branches , US Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy & Coast Guard signs and added them. I also made a sign to honor the "War Dogs" who also served this country honorably and lost their life's. Then added folded flags that represent the flags on the coffins of our fallen. Ribbons in yellow that have the words : Wife, Son, Husband, Daughter. Also crosses with flags on them to represent the crosses at the cemeteries . Then instead of a wreath I used combat boots, inserted  red, white, blue flowers and poppies , and a yellow bow. Then on the side of patio I used a footlocker , draped with camouflage netting ( that was used in draping a tank to hide it  ), and the United States Flag, and another flower bouquet and yellow bow. I hope it honors all my friends and loved ones that have lost their lives, in my attempt to do so.

                                                                   The Door

                                                                      The footlocker
                                                                     The Boot Wreath

What you see as you walk up 

                                           Now I will show you close ups of the decorations:

                                       Here are the crosses and the war dog and the Army logo

The Flags , ribbons, and Coast Guard

Navy Logo, flag and ribbon, and Air Force Logo

                   I hope you enjoyed my display, I will be back to share my table scape .I am linking up to:

                                                                     Until then :

1 comment:

  1. Your tablescapes and decorating always bring a smile - you really put your heart and soul into them and I love your work, Cat !! ~Suzy