Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service and to also remember all who have served our country in our fight for freedom. We must not forget those who died protecting and preserving the freedoms that each of us enjoy! We all celebrate Memorial Day in our own way, with our own traditions.
One of my traditions is to honor and remember by father, French O. Crisp, who served in WWII and was a Prisoner of War for 44 months and was a survivor of the Bataan Death March. He is my hero and I am sure that I get my very patriotic spirit from all the sacrifices that he made for our country.
It is our tradition to spend Memorial Day weekend at our lake house, just as we do the 4th of July. I use my red, white, and blue ironstone, combined with vintage cobalt. And it is truly a “collected tabletop”! On this weekend, we celebrate the start of summer with remembering those who gave their life for our freedom .
Our Memorial Day meal is more simple than the 4th of July, as we have fewer guests. This year I will do a simple lunch of Sloppy Joes. I love Rachael Ray’s recipe for her Super Sloppy Joes and add all of the trimmings!
And don’t forget to start with a refreshing Pimm’s Cup!