MEMORIAL DAY POEM

Unlearned Lesson

Memorial Day
Of every year
The little valiant
Flags appear
On every fallen
Soldier’s grave–
Symbol of what
Each died to save.
And we who see
And still have breath–
Are we no wiser
For their death?

~Dorothy Brown Thompson~

 

  • Please remember those that have left us..  Stop at the cemetery, say a prayer and if possible leave a small token in their memory.  At ESPECIALLY YOURS FLORIST we have flowering plants, cones, with fresh flowers and memorial baskets.  Call ahead-508-238-9858 to place your “special order” in your choice of colors and flowers or plants.

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MEMORIAL DAY

This year we celebrate Memorial Day on Monday May 27, 2013.  The holiday, always celebrated on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.  The first official observation  of Memorial day was on May 30, 1868.  Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  In 1873, New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday. 

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.  ESPECIALLY YOURS FLORIST, has potted outdoor flowering plants, logs, fresh floral cemetery cones and floral basket arrangements for the cemetery.  Feel free to call ahead for special orders, in your choice of color or container, and we will have them waiting for you.

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