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Honor a veteran with flowers this Memorial Day

by webdev

May 25, 2011

Many recognize Memorial Day by buying and wearing small red poppies to honor veterans.

These Memorial Day poppies are handmade by veterans receiving rehabilitative treatment in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. They are sold by volunteers who accept donations for the flowers.

According to, for more than 75 years the sale of these poppies has raised millions of dollars in support of veterans' welfare and the well-being of their dependents.

While many observe Memorial Day by buying a poppy, attending parades and other observances, some choose to send Memorial Day flowers to a person who has served in the U.S. military.

A patriotic flower arrangement is an ideal way to show your gratitude, appreciation and respect for anyone who has served for their country. Special holiday bouquets include an American flag along with red, white and blue blooms.

Unlike Veteran's Day, which honors all veterans, Memorial Day is observed to recognize military members who have died while serving the country. Placing flowers on gravesites or sending arrangements to the family members of those who have died can also show your gratitude for their sacrifice.


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