After witnessing a tragic World War I battle, a soldier named John McCrae wrote a poem which lamented the tragedy of the hundreds of lives which were lost. “In Flanders Fields” would associate the red poppy with those who die on the battlefield – a tradition and legacy which remains to this day.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses,
row on row.
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields.
While live poppies are seldom used to commemorate Memorial Day, Julia’s Florist offers beautiful patriotic floral flowers and Memorial Day arrangements which will express the respect and pride we hold in our hearts for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. If you are having flowers delivered to the family of a fallen soldier, a vase or cut flower bouquet is most appropriate. Funeral-style floral arrangements such as crosses. wreaths or urns, are generally reserved for cemetery or memorial displays. For both types of designs, here are some of the flowers we use to create the poignant Memorial Day arrangements.
* Red represents valor and passion.
Red roses, carnations, and gerbera daisies are often used.
* White signifies purity and integrity of heart.
White lilies, mums, and hydrangea are popular.
* Blue stands for loyalty, and can be conveyed by using
blue hydrangea, delphinium, or iris.
Julia’s Florist considers it a privilege to assist you in creating these meaningful floral arrangements to honor these heroes and their families. Call us for deliveries to the Wilmington area and beyond.