May 24, 2016

My Style: Golden Memorial Day


 We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
 ~Moina Belle Michael

Memorial Day in the United States is a day of remembrance for the men and women who have died in service to our country. I have started this post with a poem by Moina Michael who was moved by John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" and raised money for veterans by selling red poppies. Although Memorial Day can be a solemn event, I chose to smile in these photos as a celebration of freedom and happiness that we all enjoy today because of the valor of our patriots, those who serve and protect.

Another American tradition is to host a BBQ on Memorial Day, signifying remembrance but also the start of summer for many families. I will be celebrating Memorial Day in California as I start a new adventure with a summer internship (stay tuned because I will disclose the details next week). Here I'm wearing the prettiest summer dress, sandals, choker, and bracelet--all by Hollister. May your weekend be filled with loving memories and the start of a fantastic summer!  Xoxo, Shelly








Information for this post was found on the following websites:   http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-flanders-fields.htm |  http://www.usmemorialday.org/?page_id=2


4 comments :

  1. lovely dress!

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  2. You look so pretty and that dress is so cute!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

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    1. Carina, thank you so much ♥

      Xoxo, Shelly

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