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In Memory of the Heroes

In memory of all the loving soldiers who gave their lives for their country, we’d like for you to commemorate this special day with flowers that come from the heart, from you to your dearest family members who are now resting in peace. 

 

Memorial Day History

 

Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died in service to their country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers.

 

During that first national commemoration, former Union Gen. and sitting Ohio Congressman James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.

 

When is Memorial Day?

In 1971, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act and established that Memorial Day was to be commemorated on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is observed at Arlington National Cemetery each year with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave and family members place flowers that symbolize their eternal love for their loved ones. Traditionally, the President or Vice President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Fact: about 5,000 people attend the ceremony annually.

 

To commemorate this annual ceremony, at Sky Flowers we have created a bouquet honoring all of the American heroes. Filled with vivid red, blue, and angelical white hydrangeas, we hope we can be a part of your special day. We’re ready to raise our flowers up to the sky. These flowers are for all the heroes. 

 

If you wish to order your Memorial Day bouquets, please contact: dbojanini@skyflowers.com.co and we’ll be extremely happy to help you keep your loved ones close to your heart with a special bouquet of beautiful flowers.