How Flowers are Processed and Shipped for Memorial Day Flowers at Arlington National Cemetery

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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Alloway family travels to Arlington National Cemetery to comfort families of fallen heroes

[Source:] 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.


Memorial Day Flowers Video