When I won a scholarship for college from the local American Legion post through an essay contest they held, it included acting as Miss American Legion in the Memorial Day parade! I went and met with the men of the post, who were all such gracious and fun hosts, and then rode in the back of their “official” parade truck. It was a bit surreal to wear a tiara and sash and wave to people along the parade route, but it was an honor and really quite a lot of fun.
Winning that scholarship was part of how I put myself through college, so I will always be grateful to the veterans of AL post 214.
And especially on this Memorial Day I am thankful for all our veterans who have fought and died for us throughout the history of our country.
I followed the PageMaps sketch below and used patterned papers from the Echo Park “Sweet Day” collection. I also designed and cut the title on my Cameo.