Honor Our Veterans: Don’t Ignore The Poppies + Memorial Day Subway Art Print {free}

Source: VFW

Source: VFW


Y’all know by now that I can’t let a holiday pass without posting some kind of art or poem!! As a daughter of a US military veteran and spouse of a veteran, any holiday/event honoring our veterans is important to me which leads me to my rant. PLEASE, if you see veterans selling poppies out in front of your local grocery store, take the time to say “thank you”, make a small donation {even a dollar}, and graciously accept and wear your poppy. I am astounded at how many people walk right by without acknowledging them. In the last few years, I have had the pleasure of chatting with several World War II vets that were selling poppies in front of my local Walmart. These gentlemen {and ladies} truly are the greatest generation. —End of rant.

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? That name is thought to originate from the practice of decorating the graves of Civil War soldiers. Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, but it’s difficult to prove the origins of the day. In any case, Memorial Day is intended to honor those who have given their all in service to our country.

In honor of Memorial Day, I’ve made two subway art prints for you. You have the option of a subway art print with a black background, or white background. I recommend printing both using the 8×10 printer setting.

Black Memorial Day Subway Printable

White Memorial Day Subway Printable

God Bless the Usa

These last two images are vintage Memorial Day postcards that I found over at The Graphics Fairy {love her blog}. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Memorial Day Vintage Postcard GraphicsFairy (2)

Memorial Day Vintage Postcard GraphicsFairy2

Please: Don’t forget to thank our veterans and military personnel on Memorial Day and beyond!



  • Reply
    Betsy Barnes
    May 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I’ll be looking for the poppies and love the artwork 🙂

  • Reply
    bianca roman
    May 27, 2013 at 10:26 am

    i always try and donate something to the veterans out and about our local stores..it’s amazing some of the stories they have to tell!

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