Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer with barbeques, camping and family get-togethers. Amidst all of the fun it can be easy to forget the true purpose of this national holiday.
Originally termed “Decoration Day”, Memorial Day began just after the Civil War as a way to remember and honor soldiers killed in battle by decorating their graves with flowers. Today it continues to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.
A wonderful way to commemorate the holiday is to visit a cemetery to decorate headstones with flowers. Dandelions Flowers & Gifts has partnered with Frank Adams Wholesale Florist, Inc. in Portland in conjunction with the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation to provide complementary roses for visitors to lay on graves this Memorial Day Weekend. These roses will be at both West Lawn Memorial Park and Lane Memorial Gardens while supplies last.
Join us in giving honor and remembering those who died to protect you.