If you're anything like us here at Peoples Flowers, you spend Memorial Day both honoring the fallen heroes in your life and getting together with the friends and family who are in it now. The spirit is both respectful and celebratory, and the flowers you use to enhance the events you host in your home have to follow suit. Many of us will be coming together in our outdoor spaces, hosting barbecues or eating dinner under the stars. After all, this is the cusp of summer. Read More about Plan Something Special This Memorial Day
Memorial Day has been recognized since the year after the Civil War ended, named Decoration Day until it was named an official holiday in 1971. If you would like to have flowers delivered to the loved ones of a fallen soldier - or send an appropriate floral arrangement to a grave site - you can rely on the team at Peoples Flowers to design Memorial Day flowers that are both patriotic and poignant.
Poetic Flowers: After World War I, the holiday would be associated with the red poppy, thanks to a poem written by John McCrae, a soldier and medic who wrote his verse to memorialize his experiences in battle. In Flanders Fields remembered the scene of red poppies growing among the soldier's graves. "In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..." The red poppy has endured as a lasting symbol of the day although in modern times, a faux flower is usually passed out by churches and benevolent societies to be worn on a lapel. Read More about Designing Memorial Day Flowers
At Peoples Flower Shops, our professional florists remember and honor our nation’s fallen soldiers by creating elegantly patriotic floral designs for Memorial Day ceremonies and services. Observed on the last Monday of May each year, Memorial Day signifies much… Read More about Using Flowers This Memorial Day