Memorial Day: It's A Wrap! - Aroma Cucina

Memorial Day: It's A Wrap! - Aroma Cucina The video production portion of our next cookVook is done. Now it's the post production push.  Editing, proofreading, still photography, yadda, yadda, yadda...Mamma Mia it never ends! I head back to Italia oggi, and Jude to TX domani.  We'll reconnect in about 10 days. Stay tuned for Jude's adventures at the IACP convention. And, thanks again, to all our troops! ...more

On Remeberance and Memorial

I don't know what it is about things like Memorial Day but ever since i had my son its made me weep. I never was that way. I have always honoured and loved our military. After all, ALL our friends and most of our families are Veterans and Service members. Im surrounded by them. But pregnancy made it more somehow. I have something personal and inextricably tied to me that i will kill to protect and the National Anthem of every country Ive called home now makes me weep. ...more

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest

Memorial Day (or weekend as it has become for most) is a day to remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country....more

Memorial Day 2011

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13...more

An Unexpected Gift

I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. Shocked, actually, and then heartbroken. The two magnificent redwoods in the area just outside our condo’s kitchen window were slated to be removed....more

It's Been a Year

  It's Been a Year Photography and Text by Jules Hovee Steffen...more

Mouthwatering Memorial Day Menu

It’s here! The official start of the summer season and this is the outdoor feast that starts the next three months of sunshine-filled fun with a bang! Break out the BBQs, fill the coolers with ice, blast some hit, and it’s time to celebrate summer with this memorable menu! And don’t forget to toast our fallen soldiers and service men abroad because after all, it’s the reason for the start of the season! Memorial Day Mushroom Burger...more

The Lazy Days of Summer

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, a time to celebrate those who have served our country, spend time with family, barbeque, and hit the pool for the first time. For me, it has always marked the beginning of summer....more

This Memorial Day -- Think of Freedom Alliance

Witnessing the airport return of soldiers flying in from protecting America overseas is a sobering experience. In camouflage fatigues and combat boots, carrying oversized green backpacks and straining to glimpse a loved one, the random traveler is merely a prop in a scene made for heroes. ...more

Freedom Is Not Free

All week I've seen ads for Memorial Day sales, offers for Memorial Day travel, and posts about what your plans are for the holiday. Where did the meaning get lost? Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) was instituted after the Civil War to honor the war dead. After World War I, it was expanded to include the dead from all wars. Your flag is to be flown at half-staff from dawn until noon and then raised for the remainder of the day....more

Thank you for a reminder of what this day is for. To often we forget this day is to honor the ...more