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Posted by portcharlotteflorist on June 15, 2022 4th of July Flower Gifts Flowers Gifts Independence Day Patriotic Flowers Summer Flowers

Simple Ways to Be Patriotic on July Fourth

The 4th of July is a day to wave the American flag to celebrate the independence our nation achieved over 200 years ago in 1776. Besides the traditional backyard BBQ with friends and family, there are plenty of other fun and meaningful ways to show our patriotism and allegiance to our country, not just on the Fourth of July, but all year long. Here at Port Charlotte Florist, we list some of our favorite ways to be patriotic, including creating beautiful floral arrangements in red, white, and blue.

7 Ways to Show Your Patriotism

Celebrate!

Plan a party for all patriotic holidays, such as the 4th of July and Veteran’s Day, and display plenty of red, white, and blue decorations to celebrate your patriotic spirit with a festive gathering among friends, family, and neighbors. Red, white, and blue tableware, streamers, and miscellaneous decor are a great place to start, and add in a few fresh floral arrangements in red, white, and blue to elevate the patriotism and elegance of any party.

Attend a Patriotic Parade

Towns across the nation traditionally hold an Independence Day parade to celebrate soldiers, veterans, and military families who have helped shape our nation. Attending a parade is a great way to honor those who have served and display our patriotism.

Support a Veteran

Help out veterans in your community by offering to mow their lawns, provide transportation, send them a gift basket, or give them a bouquet of fresh flowers to show your appreciation for their service. If you don’t know any veterans in your neighborhood, contact your local VA facility to find out how you can donate your time, money, or services to benefit veterans and their families.

Fly the Stars and Stripes

Fly the American flag to show patriotism, and make sure it is displayed correctly. For example, torn and tattered flags should not be hung, the American flag should fly above all other flags on the same pole, and if the flag is displayed at nighttime, it must be illuminated.

Visit a National Park or Historic Landmark

America’s National Parks are some of the most beautiful and well-maintained parks in the world. Often operating on a shoe-string budget, you can support our national parks by visiting them, joining a Friends of the Park organization, or donating to a specific park. Likewise, our nation’s landmarks and monuments commemorate natural wonders and historically important places all across the land, which are sure to fill you with American pride.

Shop Local & Buy American

Support your community and the nation’s economy by shopping locally-owned businesses and Made-in-America products as often as possible. Putting money back into your local economy is one of the most patriotic things you can do.

Display Patriotic Blooms

Show your patriotism by planting flower beds in red, white, and blue in your front yard, or have hanging planters in this trio of patriotic colors decorating your front porch. Bring patriotic flowers into your home in celebration of the holiday, take them with you to a party, send them to military families or veterans to brighten their day, or place them on a soldier’s grave in honor of their service. Besides red, white, and blue flowers, consider the below blooms that have deeper patriotic symbolism:

  • Rose – America’s national flower
  • Freesias – these flowy and beautiful blooms symbolize freedom
  • Edelweiss – charming white flowers shaped like stars that signify strength and courage
  • Guernsey Lilies – unique flowers that resemble fireworks and represent freedom and good fortune
  • Black-Eyed Susans – these bright yellow star-burst-like blooms with a striking dark round center symbolize justice.

Displaying patriotism is easy and fun to do, whether for a particular day or all year round. For all your 4th of July celebrations or any occasion that calls for flowers, Port Charlotte Florist is the place to go for the freshest, longest-lasting, high-quality blooms.

Download Our Patriotic Wallpaper

Show off your patriotism and spruce up your mobile device with our fun flower wallpaper to celebrate Independence Day! You can also add a convenient July calendar to your computer when you download our red, white, and blue wallpaper for desktop. Feel the nostalgia of summer and admire alluring blooms anytime you glance at your screen.
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