Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day, a yearly observance which originated nearly 150 years ago, in the years following the Civil War. It was established out of respect for the brave men and women who died in that war – but has continued in order to give honor to all those throughout the history of our country who have sacrificed everything for freedom. At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we join our community in remembering the fallen, as well as in comforting the families still grieving the loss of a military spouse, sibling, child, or parent.
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – Harry S. TrumanAlthough many gather for picnics and parties, the true meaning of the day lies in the celebration of patriotism and love of country. When it comes to appropriate patriotic flowers for Memorial Day, the obvious choice is red, white and blue. Popular red flowers include carnations and roses, usually paired with white hydrangea, carnations or lilies. The blue florals are generally blue hydrangea, blue iris, or delphinium, as seen above.
Did You Know? Red symbolizes courage and passion; white purity; and blue, loyalty.
If you are looking for long-lasting patriotic flowers for the cemetery, ask us to create a beautiful silk arrangement. Whether a headstone ornamentation, cross, wreath, or memorial urn, silk flowers are a practical way to give a lasting tribute.
Whether you wish to send a floral design to the family of a fallen soldier or are looking for a meaningful remembrance for the grave site, you can depend on the experts at Nanz & Kraft Florists. We will treat your order with the care and respect it deserves, delivered throughout the greater Louisville area.
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