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Flowers can help honor veterans

by webdev

November 08, 2010

Unlike Memorial Day, which honors military veterans who have been injured or killed during battle, Veterans' Day is meant to thank and honor living veterans who have served in both times of war and peace.

Veterans' Day, which is November 11, is formerly known as Armistice Day and was originally a day to honor World War I veterans. According to Military.com, in 1954, Congress amended the act and changed the holiday to Veterans' Day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Individuals who wish to send a special thank you to a veteran on this holiday may consider a floral arrangement.

In addition to sending flowers to family members or friends who have served in the military, sending fresh flowers to a local American Legion or VFW post, or to a local senior center is a great way to show appreciation for their sacrifice.

Florists often design patriotic-themed bouquets and arrangements for Veterans' Day. These may include red, white and blue cut flowers.

In addition, poppies are used to symbolize Veterans' Day, as they were often seen growing in fields in Europe on which many American soldiers died.

 

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