There are few days more symbolic and special on our calendar than Memorial Day, celebrated this year on May 29. This day is so much more than just beach picnics and barbecues with friends – it is the perfect opportunity to show our thankfulness and esteem for the heroic men and women who paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedoms. Port Charlotte Florist -is both privileged and honored to assist in your selection of the Memorial Day flowers and patriotic arrangements that will convey your sentiments.
History Lesson: Memorial Day was originally named ‘Decoration Day’ , as it was a day set aside for loved ones to decorate the graves of the fallen from the Civil War. The name was changed after World War I as the day grew to include recognition for heroes of all wars. The day was made an official U.S. holiday in 1971. Unlike Veteran;s Day, which honors living veterans, Memorial Day is specifically for remembering those who have died.
Memorial Day flowers and patriotic arrangements include any bloom in red, white, and blue – roses, carnations, daisies, lilies, delphinium, hydrangea are all popular choices. Here’s a Hint: If you are sending flowers to a friend or loved one’s home in honor of someone they lost, order a cut flower bouquet or a floral design in a vase. If you are having flowers delivered to a grave site or memorial, funeral flowers are appropriate – gave blankets, funeral cones, urns, baskets, wreaths and crosses.
Port Charlotte Florist has all of the flowers you will need to express your gratitude and respect. So before you head out to the beach or the barbecue, take some time to remember those who are no longer with us.