Memorial Day was instituted in the years following the Civil War, and for approximately a century, the observance was known as Decoration Day. In 1971, Memorial Day was made a national holiday, commemorating the service of those heroes who died in service to their country. On Monday. May 29, the tradition continues, and Americans have an opportunity to honor fallen heroes, as well as to acknowledge any family members who may still mourn the loss. Casas Adobes Flower Shop is privileged and honored to help you to show your respect on May 29.
Did You Know? Although they share patriotism, parades, and a lot of red, white, and blue – Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day serve different purposes. Veteran’s Day gives recognition to all who served in the armed forces, including those still alive. Memorial Day is meant to remember those who died while in service to their country.
An excellent way to show empathy and support for a family still mourning the loss of a loved one is with a patriotic floral display. We all know that red, white and blue comprise the color palette, but those colors do have a deeper meaning that makes the arrangements even more poignant. Red stands for courage, valor and passion; white for purity or purpose and dignity, and blue for loyalty.
Flowers for these designs often include red and white roses or carnations; white lilies or hydrangea, and blue delphinium or iris. Red and white daisies, white alstroemeria and mums, and blue hydrangea are also beautiful flowers to create a patriotic tribute.
If you are looking to decorate a grave site or memorial, you may wish to consider our wreaths, urns and sprays that will beautifully convey your feelings of respect and honor. Patriotic florals showcase a sense of pride and legacy that is unmistakable – call Casas Adobes Flower Shop today to order yours and pay your respects in ameaningful way.