“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.” Paul Tsonga
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and has continued to stand for the courage of our military men and women. If you wish to remember someone who is special to you, flowers are a traditional way to show Memorial Day honor. And if you are looking for memorial flowers in San Mateo, San Francisco, Silicon Valley or the surrounding communities, you can count on Ah Sam Florist to create a beautiful memorial arrangement.
The creation of a red, white, and blue display is not only patriotic on its surface, but has deep meaning. The color red is said to symbolize courage and passion, and white purity. Thus it can be said that these two colors represent the pure love of the country a soldier exhibits, as well as their valor and sacrifice. Red poppies are the traditional flower of Memorial Day, but red roses, daisies, and carnations are more often used for graveside urns, baskets, sprays, and wreaths.
The blue iris is an appropriate way to round out the arrangement. as the flower signifies both faith and hope. Blue delphinium or blue hydrangea are also used often, although bright blue ribbons can have a similar effect.
If you wish to send flowers to someone’s home in honor of their loved one, send a more traditional bouquet or floral design. We will be happy to help you chose flowers in standard red, white and blue, or simply to create a beautiful arrangement to let them know you are thinking of them. Peonies, which bloom this time of year, represent healing and can comprise a meaningful memorial gift.
Call Ah Sam Florist to express Memorial Day honor and remembrance. It would be our privilege to assist you.