This coming weekend we will observe Memorial Day. Originally known as "Decoration Day", Memorial Day was first observed in 1868 to honor the Union solders who had died in the Civil War. Southern States did not actually observe the holiday until after the first world war, when Memorial Day began to include all wars. Federal Law declared the holiday "Memorial Day" in 1968. Since 1948, soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry place more than 260,000 American Flags at the gravestones at Arlington National Cemetary. They than patrol the cemetery throughout the weekend around the clock
As the unofficial start of Summer, Memorial Day has become a big BBQ weekend and time to spend with friends and family.
One of my favorite red, white & blue themed desserts is a trifle! It's a light, easy and decorative way to end your BBQ or get-together! I have done many variations of this. Sometimes I've used delicious pound cake in place of the angel food cake. And it's also fun to cut your cake into star shapes using a cookie cutter and lining them around the outside of the trifle bowl.
|Sunny Anderson's Patriotic Berry Trifle|
Who doesn't love a chocolate-covered strawberry! Especially now around here, it is strawberry season!
|The Farm Girl's Red, White & Blue Chocolate-Covered Strawberries|
For young children, they may not understand the true meaning behind Memorial Day, but it is so important even from the youngest age to teach our children to respect our country & it's heroes
|Momtastic has some great ideas to get your children involved !|
Oopsey Daisy Blog has been a favorite of mine for a couple of years now. I absolutely love her mommy school. It's completely free and focuses on a theme while teaching math, literature and science.
|U is for Uncle Sam lesson pack|
I love potato salad! But I do not like when it is dripping in mayonnaise! I started making this recipe last summer and it is now my go-to potato salad. I can't wait for a few more weeks to be able to use straight from the ground to my bowl potatoes at the market! I do a few exemptions though, I don't add the pepper, scallions, or onion.
|SkinnyTaste.com's Red Potato Salad|