And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free, and I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I’ll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, ‘cuz there ain’t no doubt I love this land, god bless the USA. – Lee Greenwood
One thing there’s no shortage of in America’s Hometown is our beloved Old Glory. She flies proudly, waving her stars and stripes against the sky, rain or shine in the front yards of local residents, adorning town buildings, and on the gravestones of Veteran’s who sacrificed their lives for our continued freedom.
Many New Englander’s raise the American Flag daily, not just on patriotic holidays. After living here for ten years it has recently occurred to me that the American Flag has become part of my “daily landscape” much like the wide open space and sage covered hills used to be back in Nevada. Maybe it’s my age, (I’ll be a half a century this year, YIKES ) but I just feel more patriotic, humbled and proud to be an American born citizen. I’m grateful for the good life and blessings I have had because of it. I can’t get through an entire rendition of The Star Spangled Banner without getting misty eyed. Can you? How does your town celebrate Memorial Day? Historic downtown Plymouth always has a Memorial Day Parade. Our son has marched in it a time or two with his Scout troop, but for our family it’s tradition to spend Memorial Weekend at our cottage and that’s where we’re headed!
Betty’s Hydrangea’s are the of envy us all! They love the salt air and sandy soil.
We’ll be kicking off the line up of summer events and fundraisers starting with the annual Fishing Tournament on May 31st, followed by the opening of the beach pot luck in June. We do a mean fish fry, beach run and our own (30 plus years running ) 4th of July Parade right on the beach! We even have a resident Uncle Sam, but I’m keeping him under my patriotic top hat until the 4th!
( photo from last year’s stormy Memorial Day )
We may not have hot running water in the cottage but we’ve got a flag pole and an American Flag! It’s our way ( and everyone else’s) of letting folks know, we’re home for the weekend!
Late Spring is a beautiful time of year in our beach community and I’ve been waiting patiently to share some of our beach blossoms with you! Right now, the wild beach roses are in bloom.
I wish you could smell them! Their scent is intoxicating! They’ll be putting on quite a show until about mid June.
The Native Beach Plum and
Wild Cherry are flowering too!
The Lilacs were stunning this year.
I am in awe of this great landscape we are surrounded by near the sea. I hope you were awed too!
If you’re looking to pump up the patriotism around your house this book is a must for your book shelf! The American Patriot’s Almanac Daily Readings on America by William J, Bennet and John T.E. Cribb is filled to the brim with interesting facts on past Presidents, Flag etiquette and The National Flower too! Did you know George Washington bred them and named a variety after his mother? The White House has a famous garden full of them and it’s America’s favorite flower. Have you guessed it yet?
I wish you a fun “FARMGIRL” Memorial Day weekend with those you hold dear as we all remember the self- sacrificing and courageous men and women who have served our great nation so we can live FREE.
God Bless America!
Tell us! How will you celebrate and who will you be remembering this Memorial Day?
Until our next shoreline visit~
Beach Blessings to all!