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Individuals pay tribute with flowers

by webdev

December 15, 2010

Dozens of ceremonies took place throughout the country last week to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, the date that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

Veterans who survived the attack as well as friends, family members, dignitaries and others laid floral wreaths, adorned with red, white and blue carnations in various bodies of water to commemorate the bombings.

More than 2,000 people were killed in the attack, which prompted the United States to enter World War II.

Some ceremonies also included participants throwing single cut flowers into the water.

U.S. Navy Captain Eugene Jones said the floral tributes at a ceremony on the Wabash River in Indiana were especially moving, according to the Journal & Courier.

"I couldn't get the vision of the floral tributes floating down the river out of my mind," he told the news provider. "To me, those floral wreaths represented fathers and mothers who didn't return home to their children, parents who lost sons and daughters."

Sending a gift of fresh flowers is an ideal way to show someone you care, especially on occasions that are emotionally charged.

Individuals can choose to send blooms with a certain meaning, or, in the case of a military remembrance, sending red, white and blue flowers can honor someone's patriotism and sacrifice.


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