What better way to teach our kids to honor our veterans’ for preserving our liberty and freedom than to remember their service rendered and continue their legacy……
While researching recently for the Heirloom Accessories Series, I came across a post on Two Peas in a Bucket website. The “remembering” theme of the post was part of their Connecting with Creativity Series and the post author, Jamie Sorenson, was remembering her grandfather’s service in WWII by creating a shadowbox containing precious items entrusted to her care.
“This is a shadowbox dedicated to preserving the memory of my grandfather’s service in WWII. He received a purple heart medal after having been wounded in the head by a gunshot (had he been an inch taller he would have died – it grazed the top of his head). My grandfather is alive today…almost 90 years old!
One way I can connect with others, especially my family, is by collecting the stories of previous generations and preserving them well, in addition to being a good steward of precious items entrusted to me….” >>> more
Jamie’s post on Two Peas in a Bucket has inspired me. While my father’s service was not during wartime, he did serve in the Army. I too have been the trusted recipient of many heirloom items from that period of his life. What I learned from her post is how to get heirlooms out of the boxes and on display so my children will honor their grandfather’s service.
So, now you know I have a goal…..create a shadowbox honoring my dad’s military service. I will let you know when that is completed!
With gratitude……thank you Veterans’ for your service.
See How to Proudly Display Military Awards for more ideas.