More than 200 volunteers, over two days, placed more than 120,000 flowers on headstones and passed out a gift of flowers to visitors at Arlington National Cemetery during the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. Ryan Black of Jet Fresh Flowers, captured many of these moments on film.
Supplying more then 120,000 roses to be placed on headstones and handed out to visitors at Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day is a challenging logistical effort. Here’s a behind the scenes view of how the flowers are unpacked, cut and placed in buckets of water to be shipped to Arlington.
Thank you to Ryan Black of Jet Fresh Flowers, sponsor and participant in Memorial Day Flowers for producing this video.
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[Source: NJ.com] Twelve-year-old Marina Clifford said she couldn’t help but take notice of the young woman crying in front of a gravesite while she was walking through Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Marina, who lives with her family in Alloway Township, was at the national cemetery as a volunteer on Memorial Day, helping to hand out roses to those visiting the gravestones of loved ones lost while serving in the United States Armed Forces.