Although Memorial Day originated following the Civil War (when it was named Decoration Day), the sentiment of honor and respect has remained intact. This day has always been set apart as a day of remembrance, and continues to give us a chance to not only show esteem to those who paid the ultimate price for freedom, but to extend sympathy and compassion to spouses, siblings, or parents who may be mourning a loss. No matter who you wish to recognize on Memorial Day, you can count on Beneva Flowers to provide the beautiful floral arrangements you’ll need to commemorate the occasion.
Memorial Day in Sarasota – On Sarasota, May 27 at 7:45 a.m. join other residents at the Sarasota National Cemetery to place flags at veteran’s grave sites. The Sarasota Memorial Day Parade is at 10 a.m. on May 29, and will pay special tribute to the Battle of Midway Veterans as the 75th anniversary of the battle is recognized. Parade travels down Main Street from Osprey to Gulf Stream.
Let someone know that you are thinking of them with an elegant Memorial Day arrangement in red, white and blue. Just like on the flag, the color red symbolizes passion and courage, white represents purity of heart and integrity, and blue signifies loyalty and steadfast commitment. We recommend red roses and carnations; white carnations, mums, hydrangea or lilies; and blue iris, delphinium, or hydrangea.
Significant Flowers: The wearing of the red poppy is considered customary on Memorial Day, however, very few people wear a real poppy in their lapel. Many organizations and churches hand out silk poppies instead. Another flower rich in meaning is the gladiolus, named after the famous Roman gladiators. This sword shaped bloom remembers their spirit of courage and strength of character.
If you are looking to adorn a grave site, a wreath, floral cross, urn or basket will be appropriate.
Beneva Flowers is privileged to assist you in showing respect to all the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much, as well as to recognize their families and loved ones on Memorial Day.