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23 Jul 2021

By Steve Jacobson

As this Memorial Day approaches, you might be considering what you can do to honor those whove served. Maybe a neighbor is currently deployed how much would their mom or wife enjoy a little bouquet just to know that people are thinking of them?

Were happy to give a helping hand, with ideas, and our own flowers. Were happy to give anyone who comes into our store a rose, if you can't afford one, to leave on a grave to respectfully acknowledge all of the men and women who gave their lives protecting us from those who would do us harm.

Lots of small groups across the country beautify the graves of soldiers on Memorial Day. It's a great way to pay homage, especially to those who passed away years ago and no longer have family members alive to visit and care for their graves. This isn't a new practice, either. In this country groups of women have taken on the task of beautifying soldiers graves since the Revolution.

Another great way to get involved is to honor the living. What about getting a group of volunteers together to go to a retirement home and give bouquets or single flowers out with cards and well wishes to the veterans and their spouses in residence? It seems like such a small thing, but youd be amazed how that kind of thoughtfulness can brighten a person's day and let them know that the sacrifices they made, no matter how long ago, are not forgotten.

What kinds of flowers are appropriate? That depends on your budget and how many people youd like to honor obviously a huge bouquet will cost more than a single flower.  Here are some great ideas for your needs.

  • For one person. If you want to give a bouquet to a single person, maybe a mom or wife in your personal life or even a military member youd like to send something to, you have a few options. You can buy them a plant, which will last a long time, and add some red, white and blue flowers to the planter that can be removed later. Or you can get a number of plain floral arrangements. If you don't like died blue flowers, you can go with red and white flowers and have them put in a blue vase or have the vase decorated with blue ribbon.
  • For many people. If youd like to give out flowers at a cemetery, old folks home, or other place where there will be a lot of recipients, you might think of having single flowers decorated with ribbon, or small bouquets that will be less expensive.


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