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 combination of white flowers and greenery, offering an elegant and graceful tribute.

Tender Tribute

This basket flower arrangement includes red and white flowers, paying tribute to lost loved ones.

Call or visit our Rochester flower shop to get your Memorial Day flowers today. You can also order on our website.