Patriot Day is a time for remembrance and reflection on the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. It is also a day to show pride in our country and all those who serve and protect our freedoms. As the anniversary of September 11th approaches we would like to offer some ideas on how to commemorate this day and reflect on the spirit of unity that emerged in the aftermath of National tragedy.
Finding an opportunity to volunteer your time, participating in moments of silence and creating patriotic displays are just a few ways you can honor this day in our Nation’s History.
The American flag is a symbol of unity and perseverance for the American people. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union and the colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice. We have provided a few ideas below on how you can use our Nations Flag and it’s symbolic colors to create a display of pride and remembrance in your home this year.
Place American Flags along your fence to provide a moment of reflection for all who drive by.
Display flags in planters and vases throughout your home, color coordinate red,white and blue flowers for a striking visual.
If you have young children, creating patriotic memorial wreaths is a wonderful DIY craft to get the whole family involved. Gather red, white & blue ribbon, flags and anything else you think would make the perfect Patriotic Wreath. Use extra supplies to create multiple wreaths for sharing with friends and neighbors too! This is a great opportunity for kids to use their imagination while learning about the American Flag and Giving back. Consider using a pre-lit wreath to create a patriotic light display on your front door year round.
Patriotic Flags made out of Rope Lights and other Red, White and Blue themed lights create a subtle display of pride well into the evening.
Create DIY Patriotic Lights Mason Jar Luminaries:
Line the inside of mason jars with flags or photos of loved ones in their service uniforms and place battery operated LED lights inside to create a safe Patriot day luminary. Battery operated LED light ribbon in Red, White and Blue is also a great option for mason jar decor!
We would love to see all the creative ways you choose to display your American Pride this September 11th. Send us your patriotic lights and decor photos and you might just see them on our page! Let’s create something wonderful together!