On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, who was the leader of a northern Civil War veterans organization suggested that later that month, the nation should gather together for a national day of remembrance to honor the thousands of soldiers who lost the lives in the bloodiest battle in U.S. history. He suggested that on May 30, 1868, people all over the country should take flowers and other decorations to the cemeteries where soldiers who died in combat were buried. He chose that particular date for Decoration Day (as it was called then) because that date had no connection to any of the war’s battles.
When Congress passed the National Holiday Act of 1971, Memorial became a federal holiday that would be celebrated every year on the last Monday of May. Our talented Rose Hill Flowers team of creative floral designers has assembled some gorgeous flower arrangements that incorporate those patriotic colors.
We’re especially excited to tell you about our True Blue design. We chose a beautiful blue vase as the container that holds pure white flowers, including hydrangeas, roses, tulips, Gerbera daisies, and stock. We rev up the patriotic feel with an American-flag inspired organza ribbon.
Memorial Day represents the unofficial start of summer. Whether you’re visiting the grave of a fallen Civil War soldier or celebrating with friends and family with a backyard barbecue or a lakefront picnic, a floral centerpiece will add that “it” factor to your table – wherever it is. You can count on Rose Hill Flowers to help you find the perfect flower arrangements that will enhance the atmosphere of your celebration.