Memorial Day offers a beautiful opportunity to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. For millions of people across the country, the holiday is marked with barbecues while also being regarded as the official start of summer. Pools open, children begin to look forward to the end of school, and the season of summer relaxation begins. Bringing a bouquet of lovely summer flowers into your home can be the perfect way to celebrate this holiday. The florists at Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist have designed an arrangement just for this occasion.
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. – Henry Ward Beecher
Throughout the last 150 years – since the end of the Civil War – Memorial Day has been celebrated as a way to honor those who lost their lives in war. First unofficially observed in 1866 as ‘Decoration Day’, this was a day set aside to decorate the graves of Civil War fallen soldiers. Soon after World War I, it was suggested that the name be changed to Memorial Day, and to include the men and women lost during any military initiative or battle. In 1971, Congress officially placed Memorial Day on the calendar, and the heart behind it is still the same to this day. If you are looking for Memorial Day floral arrangements to offer respect to friends and loved ones, you can tust the experts at Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist to deliver. Continue reading