Flowers for Heroes on Memorial Day
We live in a time when war has become a three-minute segment on the evening news. Each day men and women venture out directly into harm’s way. At home, their friends and families are distressed thinking of their safety and waiting for the day that their loved ones will walk through the door and return home.
Flowers play many roles in everyday life: they express comfort during loss; they say “I’m thinking of you”; they provide the final polish to a memorable event; they are an extension of people’s emotions. We cannot think of a more significant role for flowers to play then the one that unfolds every Memorial Day.
You, the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation, and our network of donors will show that we have not forgotten what our nation asks of some very special Americans. Please join us!
2016 Memorial Day Flowers at Arlington National Cemetery
The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation (MDFF) spent three days during Memorial Day weekend at Arlington National Cemetery. With the help of over 300 volunteers, MDFF placed over 120,000 roses on the headstones of fallen soldiers, as well as handed flowers to the visiting families and veterans.
How Flowers are Prepared for Shipment to Memorial Day Flowers at Arlington National Cemetery
Get a backstage view of how more than 120,000 roses are received and processed at a flower processing center in Miami for shipment to Arlington National Cemetery for eventual distribution at headstones and to visitors during the 2016 Memorial Day weekend.