North Shore decoration days continue

Hellen Wadman

Bone Valley. Bradshaw. Higdon. Proctor. Hall. These are just a few of the names that grace more than 20 cemeteries in Great Smoky Mountains National Park that are only accessible by boat. Today, pilgrims from this region and from all over the country are transported to these special burial sites — […]

Memorial Day was Decoration Day originally

Hellen Wadman

The holiday originated with tributes for soldiers who died in the Civil War. Memorial Day, observed the last Monday in May each year, is a holiday that pays tribute to American military members who have died in service to the U.S. But the holiday hasn’t always paid tribute to all […]

25 Graduation Cap Decoration Ideas for 2022

Hellen Wadman

You put in the work, graduate, and it paid off. You’re finally graduating! Since the entire class of 2022 will be cloaked in the same exact cap and gown, the best way to stand out in the crowd on graduation day is to decorate your graduation cap with something that shows […]

‘Decoration Day’ was the root of Memorial Day

Hellen Wadman

Photo By Walt Mares: White crosses cover the grass at Clifton’s Veterans Park in preparation for Memorial Day on May 30. The crosses honor those who served America in the U.S. Armed Forces and have since passed away. The helmet on the monument belonged to the late Emilio Membrila. He served […]