Although Memorial Day has been around since just after the Civil War (when it was known as Decoration Day), the heart and honor behind the day has not diminished. This day has always been set aside as a day of remembrance, and continues to be an opportunity for us to not only show respect to those who have sacrificed their lives for freedom, but to also reach out to extend sympathy and comfort to family members who may be grieving a loss. No matter your intention or sentiment on Memorial Day, you can count on Adrian Durban Florist to provide beautiful flowers and arrangements to commemorate the day.
Memorial Day in Cincinnati – The Eyes of Freedom exhibit will be shown at The Arlington Memorial Gardens, or you can attend the Tolling of the Bells, resented by the Cincinnati Submarine Veterans.
Tell someone you are thinking of them with a beautiful Memorial Day arrangement in red, white and blue. The color red symbolizes passion and valor, white denotes purity and integrity, and blue stands for loyalty. When choosing flowers to represent these attributes, we recommend red roses, gerbera daisies, or carnations; while traditional white flowers include carnations, hydrangea or lilies. Add blue iris, delphinium, or hydrangea to finish off the arrangement, or add a colorful vase.
Meaningful Flowers: The red poppy is considered the official flower of Memorial Day, a tradition which hearkens back to World War I. However, very few people wear a real poppy in their lapel, opting instead for a faux version. Another deeply meaningful flower is the gladiolus, named after the famous Roman gladiators, and invoking their spirit of courage, victory and strength of character.
If you are looking to decorate a grave site, a cemetery cone grave decoration of fresh red carnations, white spider mums, blue delphinium and monte casino daisies with a red, white & blue bow accent is the perfect choice. For a longer-lasting tribute, we can also create a smaller version in silk. Just let us know which you prefer.
Adrian Durban Florist is honored and privileged to help you to give respect to all the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. We are here year-round to assist in celebrating all of your special occasions.