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. Read More about Memorial Day Floral Arrangements »
You may know that the red poppy is the traditional Memorial Day flower, worn and displayed to honor our fallen soldiers. However, do you know why the red poppy was chosen, or how the tradition was started? It all… Read More about Memorial Day Poppies »
We were just advised that we are unable to hand out free roses at the Sarasota National Cemetery. Beneva Flowers would still like to offer a FREE rose to anyone to place on a headstone to honor someone who served. Read More about Memorial Day rose update… »
“Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.” … Read More about Celebrate Memorial Day »