More than 100 volunteers honored fallen troops and late veterans by placing 18,000 roses for #MemorialDay at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
The event was organized by the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation.
On #MemorialDay, visitors entering the cemetery each were handed two roses – one rose to be placed on a headstone or marker, and the other to be taken home.
The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation began in 2011 after U.S. citizens working in the floral industry wanted to do something to express their patriotism and appreciation for the sacrifices made by America’s military men and women.
They began with placing 10,000 roses at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day in 2011