Every Memorial Day, many in our community visit local cemeteries to pay their respects to those who served in the United States Armed Forces.
This Memorial Day, Beneva Flowers is an official Memorial Day Florist in Sarasota and participating in the nationwide Memorial Day Flowers program and will set up a stand at Sarasota National Cemetery to give out roses to visitors.
Each visitor will receive 2 roses. 1 to place on a headstone to honor someone who served, another to take home in memory.
Beneva Flowers often supports various good causes, however this one is special and we are privileged to participate in honoring the people and families that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Flowers are a form of emotional expressions and a single stem placed on a headstone is an appropriate show of respect.
This program was started in 2012 at the Arlington Cemetery and this year, expanding around the USA to bring recognition to those to made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and their families. Thanks to the Herald Tribune who printed his story today, we have our volunteers to assist in our efforts. The roses are being donated by growers who want to help florists give back to our community. We are proud to only work with Fair Trade certified growers who care about the working environments of their employees and also our Veteran’s on such a special holiday like Memorial day. One of the effects of the fair trade system is that you are empowering people by not only paying them fair wages but also offering classes in rudimentary finance, accounting and project management to manage extra money they are paid. Beneva Flowers will only deal with certified growers who support Fair Trade practice.
Veterans save 10% when shopping at Beneva Flowers and can always have a FREE rose just for visiting. Thank You for all you have done for our country.