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Veterans Day is a time to honor all those who have served, whether in wartime or in peacetime, as well as those members of the military that are currently in service. This day is to acknowledge their contributions, dedication, and sacrifices they have made for our great country. Here are some ideas of how you can show your appreciation to our veterans:

To remember a veteran that has passed, you could place a floral arrangement next to their grave. Grave cones are containers that are designed to stick into the ground. Check the cemetery’s ground rules regarding floral decorations.

Veterans Day Flowers - Photo courtesy Lynne Tischler, AAF, CPFD, PFCI, with Jessie Thompson and Stacey Kreitzer of Your Enchanted Florist in St. Paul, Read More

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The Perfect Tribute to Honor Our Veterans

by Brian Wheat on November 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

VeteransDay-Collage-fbAs a U.S. Air Force veteran, artist and flower shop owner, I’ve always known the positive power of flowers. From my youth on the flat farmlands of Illinois to the alpine flora in the great state of Colorado, I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by Mother Nature’s bounty and beauty for most of my life.

The relationship between flowers and life’s events are like peanut butter and jelly, heck, they just go together. Any celebration or holiday from birth to death is a cause to receive or give flowers. Memories of prom, homecomings, Valentine’s Day, weddings, funerals, Mother’s Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving are just a few of the important times and chapters of our lives when flowers impact our thoughts and feelings. Their sights and fragrances forever embedded in our memories. I can still remember the smell of that carnation on my tux lapel in ’78. As life got more complicated and I moved on into the military, I still felt the need to stay connected with family. Sending flowers home was a way to accomplish that, those blossoms served me well to convey my thoughts and feelings to the ones I cared about most. Read More