Friday our Military Appreciation Group from work was invited to participate in a memorial event;
(*you can read more about it here).
We were honored to participate in one leg of this amazing memorial project.
The rain held off until the afternoon.
Major David Cote developed this honorable memorial project; stones are engraved with the name and dates of every Maine Soldier that has given the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11/01 in the conflicts overseas. Patriot Riders transported the stones from Portland to Baxter State Park were hikers will take over 30 of those stones to the summit of Mt. Katahdin and back down. The stones are displayed at the MEPS in Portland and can be checked out by anyone.
Semper Memento *** Remember You Always
Saturday morning we left the house at 6AM to meet up with friends on our way South to Augusta.The weather was much more pleasant this year as we placed flags at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The rain was a no show. :)
There was a wonderfully written article in the Bangor Daily News by Jim Evans. The following quote near the end of the story choked me up and overwhelmed me with tears.
"Linwood Young, 84, of Smithfield, served 26 years in the Air Force
and took his time walking through the cemetery.
“I figure I’ll be here someday,” he said.
“This is nice to see the respect they give to the military.”"
God Bless You, Linwood Young.
Thank you for your service.
After this moving memorial event we made our in the other direction...headed North to The Forks to celebrate the union of some friends. They held a very sweet, simple ceremony on the deck of The Marshall's Inn. And later that evening the groom's band (he is the drummer) played a gig! It was a good ending to a great day. We made the drive back home and hit the bed around 1-ish.
Today was spent playing in the dirt sprucing up the flower beds, mowing, edging and prepping the garden. I wanted to work in my flower beds early so I could plant my butt in my stitching seat....but after I showered from working in the yard I ended up taking my favorite type of nap...fresh from the shower, damp head on top of a made bed. It was a much needed cat nap.
I have been enjoying all of the patriotic patterns on everyone's posts so I went stash diving and pulled up a little kit given to me by one of my S-n-B sisters many moons ago.
I am enjoying the change in texture using the pearl cotton.
I know, I got so many projects in the needle....
I was pleased to see that Chris from Tot Hill Farms enjoyed her give-away package. Here is a snap of my little finish and goodies she received.
Welcome to my newest followers; thank you for joining me.
Wishing everyone a peaceful and relaxing remains to this memorial weekend.