Memorial Day is Monday, May 28th. This is an excellent time to remember all those who fought so hard so we could have freedom and security, going as far as to lose their lives during countless wars, conflicts, and battles. Throughout the weekend leading up to Memorial Day, there are many parades, events, and ceremonies that recognize their courage. Also, many of you most likely will hold your own private ceremonies at gravesites, remembering those soldiers who you have loved and lost. At our Rochester flower shop, we have a wide selection of patriotic flowers, bouquets, and wreaths to choose from like these: Sacred Duty Spray This patriotic free-standing spray offers a mix of red, white, and blue flowers along with patriotic ribbon and greenery. With Distinction There is a combination of patriotic red, white and blue flowers in a ceramic container. This is ideal for an event or to send to a loved one who is remembering their own loss this Memorial Day. America the Beautiful by Teleflora This patriotic arrangement offers a beautiful way to honor the courage and character of our fallen soldiers. American Pride Celebrate Memorial Day with this floral display of roses, blue delphinium, white daisies, and blue thistle in a keepsake vintage American flag container.
Memorial Day, which was referred to as Decoration Day because it was a day on which the graves of fallen soldiers were decorated, was established after the Civil War as a way to honor those who died during that war. Now, it has become a day of remembrance of all who have died in this country's service. Rochester Memorial Day Parade and Events In the Rochester area, there are a number of events over the Memorial Day weekend to get involved in: On Saturday, May 27th, 2017, there will be the Village of Brockport's Memorial Day Remembrance and Celebration at the Brockport Area Vets Club while the East Rochester Memorial Day Parade starts at 10:30 am. On Monday, May 29th, 2017, in Rochester at 10:30 am, the parade forms at Alexander and East Avenue, proceeds along East Avenue to Main Street, and then west on Main Street to North Plymouth Avenue. The Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally at Letchworth Park will be held May 26-29, 2017. Hot-air balloon flights will be presented by Balloons Over Letchworth. Six scheduled flights of 30 balloons are planned at Archery Field near Castile Entrance at the Letchworth State Park, Castile. It’s free with the park's $8 per-car entry fee. Flowers and Wreaths for Memorial Day You may also want to do your own graveside service on Memorial Day for a lost loved one. We have many types of wreaths and sympathy flowers that offer a patriotic message like these from our sympathy collection: Lily and Rose Tribute Spray This wreath has white lilies and dendrobium orchids mixed with red roses. It comes in three sizes Sacred Duty Spray This free-standing spray has patriotic colors in a range of flower choices. This one also comes in three sizes. Magnificent Life Spray This spray includes a [...]