Cute Summer Fabric Crafts To Kick Off the Season!

For many, the official start of summer is dictated by the date of the solstice which usually occurs during the month of June. For students, the last day of school is often equated in such a way. Yet for others, it is simply Memorial Day.

Originating after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died on the battlefield, over the years Memorial day has become the traditional UN-official start of the summer season for many in the USA. Celebrated by both memorializing lost ones who have served this county well, and by the ritualistic setting up patio furniture and grills in preparation for a weekend of food and fun, the last Monday of May equates to the last day of spring by majority rule as sun children everywhere welcome the summer in!

J&O Fabrics Celebrates Memorial Day!

 As many Americans dust off their summer patio furniture, pull out their trusty grills, tame their out of control yards, and gear up for a guarenteed weekend of food and fun, still others are remembering loved ones lost, dreams deferred, and the lives of those who stood on the frontlines and so bravely defended what they believed in til the end. From traditional trips to memorial sites to honor fallen hero’s and mourn the loss of life, to the gathering of friends and family to celebrate life and the beginning of the summer season, all weekend long it seems wherever you turn, there are flags waving at half staff, parades, picnics, poppy donations, and reminders of what makes America the land of the free and the home of the brave.