The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. – Minot J. Savage Every year, at the end of May, we take a day to honor those who have died for our country. Memorial Day is more than backyard barbecues – it’s a time to reflect and remember the approximately 1.3 million soldiers, not including those missing in action or wounded, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Around the nation, we pay tribute to these brave men and women, with parades, dedications and services at monuments and memorials.
I love making themed cocktails for the holidays. It’s a fun way to kick off a party and makes the simplest of gatherings even more festive.
Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer, is this weekend and its time to start having big fun without spending big funds!
I pray for the day it will no longer be necessary to protect our country. That no more lives will have to be sacrificed. That no more mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, children and friends will have to suffer the loss of losing a loved one to war. I pray for a world where love and peace resound as our true essence.
My childrens godparents have a BBQ every Sunday in the summertime. One of the best things about BBQ season is Antoinettes chocolate cake. Lets be honest, every week I ask, Is Antoinette going to be there? If she is unable to attend the BBQ I ask, Is the cake going to be there? Can she drop it off?! If the cake is a missinso am I! But the secret is out…