Memorial Day can be a solemn occasion, but it's also the chance to come together with friends and family to remember our heroes and to celebrate the coming of summer. The three-day weekend provides us with an opportunity to see the people in our lives now and to commemorate the ones we have lost. Griffin's Floral Designs recognizes that this is a time when people host backyard barbecues and pool parties, taking advantage of the extra time to enjoy each other's company. And where there's company, there's flowers. Read More about The Right Flowers For Memorial Day
In the aftermath of a World War I battle, a soldier named John McCrae penned a poem which expressed the pain of all the lives lost. "In Flanders Fields" would famously associated those lost in battle with the red poppy, a tradition which remains to this day. While live poppies are seldom worn, faux versions of the poppy are handed out at church services and benevolent associations across the nation to remember the fallen.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row.
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields. Read More about Floral Designs and Memorial Day Bouquets
At Griffin’s Floral Design we celebrate Memorial Day by hand-arranging elegantly patriotic floral designs in remembrance and honor of soldiers who lost their lives in war. Observed on the last Monday of May annually, Memorial Day marks more than long… Read More about Flowers to Use on Memorial Day
Each May, many of us find ourselves gathering arrangements of beautiful flowers and taking the time to visit, and decorate, the graves of our loved ones as part of the celebration of the Memorial Day holiday. But many of us… Read More about The History of Flowers on Memorial Day