The American Revolution The War of 1812 The Mexican-American War The Civil War The Spanish-American War World War I World War II The Korean War The Vietnam War Desert Storm Operation Enduring Freedom Iraqi Freedom
Soldiers have fought and are fighting around the world for us to be free to think, say, do, believe what ever we want, however we want.
Memorial Day is a day to remember all the people who fought for our freedom from 1792 until now. Please take a moment sometime in your day and think of them, thank them for what they have done and are doing for us.
I know lots of people are all excited because they get a 3-day weekend, time to grill outside and get together because you get the day off from work and get to hang out with your family. I'd think some time in this 3 day weekend you could think about those soldiers who are fighting for your freedom, attend your city's Memorial Day parade/ceremony, go to your local cemetary and find the veteran's graves, go to your local veteran's memorial, or even just stop a moment and say a silent thank you. Do something to remember them.
For the followers of my blog, if anyone is in the Ames area on June 5th, I'm participating in the Art Walk in the Downtown area. I will be in the Ames Historical Society's building showing my ATC's and maybe some of my other art. This is from the Ames Convention and Vistor's Bureau website: "A dazzling array of art will impress all who participate! ArtWalk includes music, food and fun. Coordinated with The Octagon Center for the Arts, downtown business and organizations will host local artists & their work. Miscellaneous talents will perform on stage in Tom Evans Park (next to Luccullan's)"
So come to Ames and see my artwork in person. Plus you'll get to see other local artists from the Ames area.