Veteran’s Day – A day of remembrance

 

Hi all,

I came across this image on the internet some time back and thought as the traditional image it was a perfect image for my Veteran’s Day blog post.  I love both the image and the vintage style.   It would  be lovely printed and included in a scrapbook. 

In researching Veteran’s Day I discovered that it was once known (and still is in many countries) as Remembrance Day and Poppies were the traditional symbol.   While originally intended as a day to never forget the sacrifices made by those who died,  today we reserve that primarily for Memorial Day and on Veterans day more and more we remember and honor our living Veterans  and all they’ve given and sacrificed.

I’ve noticed that many Americans tend to think of Veterans Day as only referring to our own Veterans and don’t realize that it is in fact an international celebration begun after World War I and originally called Armistice Day – a name that later after other wars followed transmuted to Remembrance Day and then Veteran’s Day.

Here’s a few links to the history and traditions of the day:

http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/generalinfo/a/veteransday.htm

http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

http://www1.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/vetday.pdf – a PDF that might be helpful for homeschoolers and those with projects they are working on.

http://www.vfw.org/Community/PATRIOTIC-DAYS/

And here’s a card that while I originally created it for Thanksgiving also works for thanks of a different kind today.

Day of Gratitude - all images Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Day of Gratitude, Fabulous Phrases

Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip Classic Inks, Crumb Cake Marker, VersaMark, More Mustard & Old Olive Craft Ink

Paper:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Punches:  ½” Circle, 5 Petal, Boho Blossoms

Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Blossom Party Die, Build a Brad Kit, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, sponge daubers,  Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Scissors, Linen Thread, Clear Blocks B,D, E, G – mini glue dots, dimensionals.

Note:  I’ll share more of the details another day when I compare it to another variant card from a recent Stamp Camp.  Just to whet your curiosity though I’ll mention that the squared die cut was created using the Top Note Die with the original die cut turned and run through the die a second time.  And the larger More Mustard Blossom was handcut and the smaller Old Olive blossom is a die cut from the die Blossom Party that coordinates beautifully with the Day of Gratitude Medallion shape.

*****

May all our Veterans be blessed and find peace and healing according to their need.   They gave of themselves for the benefit of a “hopefully” grateful nation.   My thanks and gratitude to you all wherever you serve or live.

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

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One Response

  1. Wow…gorgeous card. Remind me of a little bit of Indian Bollywood flare…love it!

    I’m definitely a follower of your site. Please stop by my site and follow as well.

    http://www.createmepink.blogspot.com

    Thank you!

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