I remember, throughout my childhood, the serious task of preparing for "Decoration Day". My great grandmother, grandmother and great aunt would gather the containers, ribbons and finally the flowers and greens that would go into loving remembrances.
The car was loaded up with all of the thoughtful bouquets on the "real" date of May 30th (they never approved of the changes of name or date of this solemn day) and off they went to visit the many cemeteries. All friends and loved ones that had passed on received a special arrangement, not just ones that served our country. The entire event would take up a good part of the day
Today I will go with our son, daughter and some of the grandchildren, to Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, pictured above and visit my fathers grave who served in WW II.
Wishing you a happy Memorial Day in what ever way you are celebrating.
Much love and hugs to you all.