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.While Griffin’s Floral Designs may not offer red poppies, we do have beautiful patriotic floral designs and Memorial Day bouquets that will convey the pride, honor, and esteem we have for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Here are some of the flowers we love to use to create the poignant floral arrangements for Memorial Day.
* The color red signifies valor, courage and passion. Red roses, gerbera daisies, and carnations are often used.
* The color white represents purity of heart and integrity. White lilies, daisies, mums, and hydrangea are popular.
* The color blue stands for loyalty, and can be expressed florally with the hydrangea, delphinium, or iris.
If you are sending flowers to the family of a fallen soldier, a vase of flowers or a cut flower bouquet (such as shown above) is appropriate. Funeral-style flowers such as crosses. wreaths or urns, are generally reserved for cemetery or memorial displays.
Griffin’s Floral Designs is honored and privileged to assist you in expressing respect and gratitude to these heroes and their families. Call us for deliveries to Columbus, Westerville, Pataskala, and Newark.