Link Party
Happy almost June to you! Today is a very special day for me and many others. For 6 decades, Soldiers of “The Old Guard” (my old Army unit) placed American flags at the grave stones of service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (The following description and more information about “Flags In” can be found here.) It’s an absolute exhausting and unforgetable day. I’m so proud to be a part of this tradition.

For more than 60 years, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has honored America’s fallen heroes by placing American flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend.

This tradition, known as “Flags in,” has been conducted annually since The Old Guard was designated as the Army’s official ceremonial unit in 1948. Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment participates, placing small American flags at each headstone and at the bottom of each niche row.

Within four hours, the soldiers place flags in front of more than 228,000 headstones and at the bottom of about 7,000 niche rows in the cemetery’s Columbarium Courts and the Niche Wall.

 
Members of Ft Myer’s Old Guard with flags in hand march out to their assigned sections during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. May 27, 2010, DoD photo by William D. Moss

Members of Ft Myer’s Old Guard with flags in hand march out to their assigned sections during the “Flags-In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. May 27, 2010, DoD photo by William D. Moss

 

Let’s remember all those who sacrificed their lives, their futures, and their dreams so that we may have them.

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Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods  shows us what true trash to treasure looks like with this cane style table top turned American flag cross stitch. Bravo, girl!
 
 
 
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 Katrin from Kreativ K whipped up this easy and cute tribal pattern pillow. I love tribal patterns!!!
 
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And finally, awesome old doors were turned into magnetic chalkboard awesomeness! Great job! Go check out Julie’s doors at Live From Julie’s House.
 
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Well, it’s your turn now.  Link up and blow us away!
Your Inspired Design

Christine @ Let’s Get Crafty

Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY

Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen

Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic

Holly @ McCall Manor

 
Now that we have all been properly introduced, let’s get to linking up!
Here are some Inspired Design guidelines:
1. You must have a host link or our party button in your post to be featured.
2. No advertising including shops and etsy shops.
3. Your submission should be something you created (furniture redo, recipe, room design etc).
4. By joining this party you give us permission to feature your work, with a link, on our social networks and these blogs.
5. Stay and check out what other people have created. Check out and comment on at least 2 other links.
6. By joining this party you give us permission to add you to an email list reminding you of the party.
7. Enjoy the creativity!
 


 
You can grab a party button here and if you are featured next week, be sure to grab our featured button at that point!

Thanks for partying with us!

McCall Manor
McCall Manor

 

 

6 Responses to Your Inspired Design #37

  1. Katrin says:

    Happy Thursday & Thank you so much for featuring my pillows! Yay!

  2. Mary Vitullo says:

    Thanks for co-hosting this great party, Holly and have a great day.

  3. Rhonda says:

    Thanks for your service to our country! Were you ever stationed in Fayetteville, NC? And thanks for hosting Your Inspired Design! Happy Memorial Day! ~Rhonda

    • hollymcc says:

      This party was actually hosted by Christine at Let’s Get Crafty. She is awesome. Thanks for stopping by!

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