Mothers Day 2017 is now over and it was a really great one from all accounts. Now we turn our attention to Memorial Day and specifically Memorial Day Flowers.
The Memorial Day Flowers is a program that was the brainchild of Dean Rule, Jeff Sheedy and Ramiro Penaherrera (of the successful Flowers For Kids program). Now a 501 (c)(3) non profit, the Foundation works with Growers, Importers, Logistics companies, Wholesalers and Retailers throughout the USA.
Foundation director Johan Sohn coordinates South American imports and logistics. Armellini Logistics continues to donate transport to ANC. At the request of the National Cemetery Administration, the Foundation is organizing events at seventeen national and veterans cemeteries.
Flowers are donated or purchased from suppliers and distributed to the local cemeteries where volunteers from organizations like the Boy Scouts hand a flower to each visitor to be placed on a grave. If there are graves with no visitors the volunteers place one for them.
This is a beautiful program that really touches everyone in very private ways. Flowers bring tears of joy which is a special emotion when surrounded by so much sadness.
If you are not aware of this program I invite you to learn more.
For a full list of Floral and Non Floral Sponsors please go to memorialdayflowers.org