Every year on the Sunday night before Memorial Day, we take a picnic dinner to Reid Park to hear the Tucson Symphony Orchestra concert honoring this special holiday.
For this year’s picnic, I made a quilt large enough for four people to sit on. I used an already pieced red, white, and blue patchwork fabric for the top. A plain navy quilted fabric worked for the backing. I bound the edges with red and tied the center of each navy patchwork square with red embroidery floss. Nothing hard, just nice and easy—my version of a patriotic picnic blanket.
Naturally, we need patriotic napkins, too. I made four and edged them in red binding. There’s enough fabric left that I’ll probably make more napkins for future use.
I made two flower arrangements for Memorial Day, one for each side of the front of our garage.
Memorial Day is about remembering and honoring those U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. I am humbled by their sacrifice. There is a certain point in the concert program where you stand as representative for each branch of the military in which you or a family member has served. My husband and I can stand for each one of the different military branches.
We remember and are grateful.