7/17 was a horrific day for our country and for Louisianians. As a native of Baton Rouge and presently living a few miles outside of the city, our community was shattered to learn the news of three of our local policemen, and three others (one gravely) wounded by the cowardly actions of a lone gunman. Having friends whose husbands are policemen and FBI agents, I along with our entire state have embraced the color blue to honor the fallen and those who continue to serve. The state has turned buildings and fields blue, blue ribbons and wreaths are displayed on mail-boxes and trees, porch lights are blue and everyone is donning their blue outfits and accessories. Blue has really been the color of support and solidarity for our city.
And, it just so happens I’m working with a bride who has selected various shades of blue for her wedding colors!