Flag Day 2011…

Happy Flag Week and Day to all in the U.S.A.

With grateful hearts to God for our freedom, our flags are waving.

I’m linking up with Mary at Work of the Poet for Ruby Tuesday!

 

Tuesday is Flag Day in the U.S.A. It’s closer to Tuesday where our Son-in-law Andrew is deployed right now so I’ll put my post up early in honor of him. It’s also a great reminder to encourage your prayers for him and all those serving to ensure our flag keeps waving.

Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. During both events, Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.

 

Katie and I met this Marine Veteran on Memorial Day. He still fits in his old uniform…

 

Here’s a fun idea for Flag Day or for the 4th of July. You can be creative and use any other ingredients you want. You could do all fruit and marshmallows or small pieces of angel food cake, too. Strawberries or raspberries would work. For an all fruit platter I’d add a fruit dip made with cream cheese and marshmallow cream. For veggies you could add a savory veggie dip. I used what I had on hand for this platter, plum tomatoes cut in half, string cheese cut in rounds, french bread cubed, watermelon cut in cubes and of course the blueberries.

 

On Tuesday I’m posting a recipe on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook site for an Apple Bundt cake that is easy, moist and delicious. Click over and get the recipe on Tuesday.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Flag Day 2011…

  1. The Marine vet still looks trim and fit!

    DAWN TO DUSK

    Yellow’s the color I wear at dawn
    When dancing dewdrops spangle the lawn.

    Red is the color I wear at dusk
    When earth and sky are dry as a husk

    And nothing stirs—not even a wing
    Of bat or swallow or anything!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Kuan Yin Temple

  2. I always get a lump in my throat when I see Old Glory out in full display! Thanks for the nice Flag Platter idea. I think I’m gonna try that!

  3. Love every bit of this post!!! And of course, me being a USMC mother of a ‘former’ Marine, I especially enjoyed the “Semper Fi” flag too.

    Wonderful, patriotic all over the place….most enjoyable.

  4. That’s a beautiful flag presentation! How cool is that that the veteran can still fit into his old uniform. Way to go!

    This is a beautiful tribute to the flag and very honoring of those who serve. Thank you!

  5. So enjoy your blog~~~so providential to have found it!!! How do I enter the cookbook contest??!! I plan to let all 4 of my sisters in on this secret ~~I liked to encourage each one of them to come up with their favorite inspirational blog~~~~I’ve found mine~~~The Happy Wonderer~~~~I need to “wander” the great blog sphere no more~~~~~~thank you for using your God given gifts to encourage and inspire!!!
    Peace and God bless!
    Marcia Lynch

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