Memorial Day is a time of remembering our brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending this great nation and the freedoms we all cherish. They certainly deserve our thanks. However, why wait. Why not thank an airman, Coastie, Marine, sailor, soldier, or veteran the next time you see them. Invite them over for a meal as a way of saying, Thanks for Serving!
For those who have not served, we have some basic knowledge about our military. Like the Navy and Coast Guard are sea, Army is land, and Air Force is air. But did you know the Marine Corps are all three!
To create our tablescape, we found scrapbook paper that resembled the dress uniforms for four of the military branches. A clear plate was placed on top to allow the uniform to show through. The above photo represents the Air Force.
White napkins were ironed, starched (yes, starched…it’s the military after all!), and folded to create a crisp pocket for the silverware. A magnet for each particular branch was placed on top of the napkin.
Since there was no scrapbook paper for the Coast Guard uniform, we created a centerpiece which really ties the military branches together. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to see how we made this beautiful centerpiece.
The purple heart is awarded to those killed or wounded while serving. May we always remember them.
To all the soldiers (Army), sailors (Navy), Marines (Marines), airmen (Air Force), and no official name, but most prefer Coastie (Coast Guard), and veterans we say…
Thanks for Serving!