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Hello and welcome! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog! This is my corner of the web for all things Artzee! As a illustrator in my life before kids I used to freelance and create clipart and graphics for various computer software packages and I also did some greeting card designs. I love old vintage images that can be used for mixed media crafts and projects. I have a ton of vintage images, scrapbooking and paper crafting projects for you to download and use for FREE!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wonderful Vintage Memorial Day Art!



It has been way too long since my last posting so I have put together a fun set of vintage Memorial Day images that are really colorful and beautiful. I've also included some information about the history of Memorial Day that I thought people may find interesting.

Memorial Day is set aside as a National US Holiday to honor the Men and Women in the military who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to protect our country. It used to be called Decoration Day which was a holiday created to honor the dead Union soldiers after the Civil War. The first use of the name Memorial Day was used in 1881. It is always observed on the last Monday in May. This year it is May 31st.

Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at National Cemeteries.

Memorial Day is also the unofficial kickoff of the Summer season. Many people like to have cookouts and get togethers, and the pools open! It's the beginning of all the Summer Fun.

So please enjoy the images I put together and please take time to Honor and remember those amazing men and women who gave all for our country.
Please click on the link here to download the high resolution image
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1165/4602394336_2f831c6be7_b.jpg




Please click on the link to download the high resolution image
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1080/4601779999_144ffc65ca_b.jpg


10 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon! Nice to meet you! Popping in to be your newest Follower! Hooray! Swing by my blog and follow me too - when you get a chance.

    Bridgette Groschen
    Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengoblins.com

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  2. Hi! Following your blog and you on twitter from Friday Follow! I host reviews/giveaways at:

    http://www.busyworkingmama.blogspot.com/
    http://twitter.com/busyworkingmama

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  3. Thank you so much for stopping by! How cool is your blog that you created it to let people download your gorgeous art? I'm jealous of your talents!

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  4. Memorial Day always holds a special place in my heart. I thank you for this post and the images. Happy Friday Follow!

    Lynn

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  5. Hi there, following from FF, hope you can drop by and follow back.

    Please check out the giveaway at my main blog that you might want to join. Thanks!

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  6. I'm already a follower of your lovely blog. Stopping by to wish you a very Happy Friday!

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  7. Very cool. Great blog. I'm your newest follower from FF!

    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

    -K

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  8. Thanks for popping by my blog today Chris, it's always good to meet new friends. I find your blog very interesting and have added you to my reading list.

    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  9. Don't you just love the old vintage art? I know I do :) Thank you for coming by my blog and marking me as a favorite. Please visit often :)
    M

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  10. Very cool. I love vintage Americana art like that. Thanks for sharing!

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