Remember Our Freedom Fighters on Memorial Day, May 26th

memorialp1Next Monday, May 26th is Memorial Day, a special day to remember all those who we have lost in various wars and conflicts. They fought for our freedom and to maintain our rights. Every year, we take the last Monday in May to remember them and celebrate the armed forces for their bravery and commitment. It’s also a time to spend with family and friends as well as begins the summer season.

Albuquerque Memorial Day Celebrations

Over the three-day weekend, there are a number of Memorial Day events in Albuquerque:memorialp2

  • Sound Fest
  • Summertime in Old Town Memorial Day Concert
  • New Mexico Philharmonic Concert: Here’s to the Heroes!
  • Memorial Day Ceremony at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial

Of course, there are many other community events in Albuquerque as well as neighborhood picnics and barbecues to make the most of the Memorial Day weekend and remember our soldiers.

Flowers for Memorial Day

Flowers are an important part of every Memorial Day. They are often laid on each gravesite of fallen soldiers as well as are used in wreaths at public ceremonies for Memorial Day. Flowers are also part of Memorial Day parades and social events, including those in a ray of patriotic hues.

At Peoples Flower Shops, we have beautiful Memorial Day flower arrangements as well as the ability to create custom patriotic flower arrangements, using a wide range of flower varieties, patriotic colors, and containers as well as creating arrangements that fit your budget for whatever event you have planned this Memorial Day.memorialp4

We have the freshest spring and summer flowers now available for Memorial Day bouquets, Memorial Day wreaths, Memorial Day centerpieces, and Memorial Day flower arrangements. These include everything from roses and carnations to tulips and orchids.

Memorial Day Deliveries

It’s time to place your order for Memorial Day now so you can enjoy the flowers and share them with loved ones over this three-day weekend. We deliver throughout the Albuquerque, New Mexico areas as well as across the country.

From all of us here at Peoples Flower Shops, we will always remember those who died serving our country and value all that they have done to fight for our freedoms.


Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Fought for Our Freedom

memorialp1The last Monday in May is a special day that commemorates those that we have lost in battle through all the wars and conflicts in history, including those from all branches of the armed forces.

This blog post provides background on how this special holiday was developed and how you can remember fallen soldiers this Memorial Day.

Memorial Day History

The first Memorial Day was proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan who was national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.memorialp2

While the holiday first was recognized by the northern states, it took some time to convince the southern states to recognize this as a holiday. In fact, many states still also conduct their own remembrance days for those who have died in our nation’s service.

Memorial Day is now recognized as a three-day weekend and Federal holiday thanks to the National Holiday Act of 1971.

Memorial Day Celebrations

While it is often just looked at by many as a three-day break from work and school, including time for quick weekend getaways, barbecues, and the start of summer vacation, many people across the nation still take the time to remember those who have fallen while fighting for our freedom.memorialp3

There are many ways to participate in Memorial Day activities, depending on where you are living:

  • Local Memorial Day parades
  • Local Memorial Day graveside services
  • National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm local time with a moment of silence and playing of “Taps”
  • Flag at half staff

Memorial Day Flowers

Whether you have a loved one that has been lost in a war or you want to just honor your fellow patriots for their efforts to keep our country safe, you can select Memorial Day flowers or Memorial Day wreaths to lay at a grave site.

memorialp4Or, you can buy some patriotic flowers to display around your home to celebrate your national pride and remembrance of fallen soldiers. A patriotic display of red, blue, and white flowers is a nice touch for a Memorial Day picnic or barbecue as well.


On behalf of all the Peoples Flower Shops locations, we would like to extend our thanks to the families and friends for the sacrifices that their loved ones have made for our country. We are also taking this time to remember those that we have lost in service to our country.