The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation plans to place flower tributes at Arlington National Cemetery in a safe and socially-distanced manner for Memorial Day in 2021. We encourage our network of volunteers, partners, and supporters to honor our fallen military and late veterans in their local communities with flowers.
Our Family Tribute Boxes allow families and small groups to create their own Memorial Day tradition by placing flowers at veteran’s graves in their local cemeteries.
Choose one of these box sizes of farm-fresh roses for your Memorial Day tribute:
50 for individuals and couples
125 for a small family
250 for small groups and organizations
This is a wonderful way to spend time outside and teach your children patriotism and help us to bring back the original meaning of Memorial Day.
The Retail Program was designed for small, locally-owned businesses. Business owners order a flower kit with 125 roses, which they distribute to customers Memorial Day weekend. Their customers then place these roses on military gravesites or give them to veterans. Some businesses prefer to visit the cemetery to place flowers personally.
With any order, the California Grower Association matches your effort and places 25 flowers to place at Arlington National Cemetery.
We continue to press forward to bring back the original meaning of Memorial Day through encouraging all Americans to place flowers at military gravesites over the Memorial Day weekend. We also encourage you to speak with Gold Star Families and to learn about their loved ones who have sacrificed so much for our country. Thank you for all of your support.
Volunteer Spotlight:Patti Plaza
I’ve been a supporter of the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation since the first year they launched. Every year I tell as many people as possible about them because the experience of laying flowers at the graves of soldiers laid to rest at the Arlington National Cemetery is unequaled. Each year we place flowers and say a prayer at the resting sites of hundreds of soldiers, as well as those of my stepdad, who was a World War II D-Day pilot. We also place flowers at the sites of fathers of friends who can’t be there in person. The Gold Star Family bouquets and the roses we receive at no cost are colorful and exceptionally beautiful. The organizers of the Memorial Day event in particular are incredibly dedicated and committed to making the experience of laying flowers a memorable one. They are fantastically well organized. They run an efficient system for distributing bucketsful of roses, and even during the pandemic seamlessly adjusted to make the process safe. The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation gives us an opportunity to recognize, thank and honor the men and women who gave their lives to protecting our great country. There can be no greater act of service than that. It’s an honor to participate and support the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation.