Memorial Day Flowers Foundation at Arlington National Cemetery
Early May, 2011:
To show appreciation for their country and to honor those who have served, three floral industry executives contacted the Arlington National Cemetery Administration. Two days later they received permission to hand out 10,000 roses and 200 bouquets at the ANC Visitors Center on Memorial Day 2011.
Memorial Day 2012:
60,000 roses were distributed at ANC.
Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Sunday May 26th:
100 Boy Scouts placed 64,000 roses on headstones in the eleven most visited sections.
Memorial Monday May 27th:
120 Volunteers and 40 Cub Scouts handed out 80,000 roses to entering visitors at four locations.
Memorial Day Flowers Foundation Across USA
Memorial Day is when Americans come together to recognize our values and remember the many sacrifices made for the protection and welfare of our Nation. In the last two years over 250 local organizations and businesses participated in Memorial Day Flowers Foundation programs by handing out roses at ceremonies and cemeteries in their communities.