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.
Two Separate Observances: Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, or think they celebrate the same thing. However, Veteran’s Day honors all those who have served, giving appreciation to those still living. Memorial Day is meant to remember those who died in the commission of their service. If you are looking to place a cross, grave spray (as seen above) wreath, urn or cone on the grave site, we will help you to design the perfect tribute.
You can trust the team at Peoples Flowers not only to design a beautiful memorial for your friends or loved ones, but to deliver it with the utmost of respect and professionalism. Throughout Albuquerque, and throughout the year – we are your one stop floral source.