Memorial Day was originally observed in 1866, the year after the end of the Civil War. Although it was known as Decoration Day for many years, in 1971, Memorial Day was made an official national holiday. On Monday, May 29, the custom continues, and Americans have an opportunity to show respect and gratitude to fallen heroes – as well as to show compassion to family members who may still grieve the loss . Boyd’s Flowers is privileged and honored to help you to show your gratitude by delivering beautiful Memorial Day flowers and arrangements.
There is a Difference: Although the two days share patriotism, parades, and decorations of red, white, and blue – Memorial and Veteran’s Day serve different purposes. While Veteran’s Day offers recognition to all who served in the military, including those still alive. Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who perished in service to their country. A poignant way to convey support for a family still grieving the death of a loved one is with a floral design or bouquet, made up with a red, white and blue color scheme. The colors have a deeper significance that make the arrangements even more meaningful. Red signifies valor and courage; white represents dignity, and blue stands for loyalty.
There are many flowers which can be used for patriotic designs. Red carnations, roses or daisies, white lilies, daisies, roses, mums and hydrangea, or blue delphinium, iris and hydrangea can combine to create beautifully symbolic arrangements.
Here’s a Tip: If you are sending a bouquet to a family member at home, ask our floral designers to create a casual design. Funeral-style arrangements are generally not considered appropriate to be sent home. Wreaths, sprays, crosses, urns, and baskets are also available for graves and memorial sites.
This May 29, before the parades and picnics, send Memorial Day flowers to those people who deserve honor and respect. Boyd’s Flowers is happy to help.
Boyd’s Flowers delivers throughout the greater Wilmington area.