Monday, May 23, 2011

Memorial Day : Time for Visiting Our War Dead

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to our country. Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971, to be celebrated on the last Monday of May.

Originally know as Decoration Day, it is believed that Memorial day started in the United States after the Civil War to remember fallen Union soldiers. This might be true, because eight southern states hold a separate memorial day for fallen Confederate soldiers.

About 5,000 people attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery each year. A small American flag is placed on each grave and the President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Ways You Might Celebrate Memorial Day:

Monday, May 02, 2011

FREE Plush Memories Lost Toy Search to Help TORNADO CHILDREN

Our FREE Plush Memories Lost Toy Search Service wants to help with the search for toys lost during the monster tornado outbreak in the South on April 27, 2011!!

We're reaching out to people on all the forums, social networks, and toplists we belong to. I was the originator of Blog Village, so I'm hoping many of you will help spread the word about our efforts.

We've lived in Alabama our whole lives, and our hearts ache for all those in our state who were not as fortunate as we were. Two tornadoes were headed our way, but they lifted off the ground before they reached our little town. We praise God for his Mercy toward us. Wednesday's tornado outbreak was the worst in the United States since 1925, and Alabama was the hardest hit.

Alabamians are helping each other during this time of great need, as whole cities and towns have been demolished. Collection points are all over the place for people to bring bottled water, food, charcoal and grills, toiletries, diapers, formula, and other basic necessities.

Since we're Baptist, here's the link to donate through the Baptist State Mission Board. The Salvation Army . The Red Cross and United Way would be good places to take local donations of goods or send money, as there will be a need for LOTS of money.

The time to help with clothing, furniture, and toys has not come yet, but it will soon, when life-saving needs are met. When that time comes, these surviving families are going to want to replace the special lovies that will help their little ones feel secure again.

This is where we can help, if people just find out about us. We’ve been helping people find dolls and stuffed animals for almost 6 years now, and we have over 150 Fabulous Finders who help with the search for lovies, so PLEASE PASS THE WORD ALONG TO ANYONE WHO HAS FAMILY OR FRIENDS IN AN AREA STRUCK BY WEDNESDAY'S TORNADOES - WE WILL MAKE YOUR SEARCH A TOP PRIORITY!!!

Please tell people about us on your Facebook page, Twitter page, Forums, and other Social Networks you may belong to. Tell your friends and family, too.

Thanks so much all any help you can give in spreading the word about us, so relatives of tornado victims will have a way of finding that special lovie for their little ones who have survived this disaster!

When the power is restored and the South has healed enough for parents to start thinking about such things, we want them to know that we are here to help them replace those special lovies.

If we can help someone find a lost lovie, please CONTACT US.


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