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Posted by marymurraysflowers on November 6, 2020 | Last Updated: November 9, 2020 Uncategorized

Why Flowers Are the Perfect Gift For Veterans Day

Observed every year on November 11, Veterans Day is when we pay tribute to the special men and women who have served our country in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Originally called Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of World War I, Veterans Day honors all who have served the country – in war or peace.

A traditional and poignant way to thank Veterans for their service is by sending them flowers in a colorful arrangement of reds, blues, and white, which represent the flag of the United States and flags of several other Western countries that celebrate Veterans Day on November 11. Here at Mary Murray’s Flowers, creating Veterans Day arrangements holds a special place in our hearts, and as we hand-craft these meaningful gifts, we try to make each one special, unique, and unforgettable, just like our veterans.

Red roses, blue hydrangea, white carnations in square glass cube.


To do this, we use a lot of red in our Veterans Day arrangements. A bold and impactful color, red is associated with bravery and courage. Common red flowers are roses, carnations, and starburst lilies. For example, our Freedom bouquet has vibrant, rich red roses with blue hydrangea, white carnations, and dark blue larkspur representing patriotism and America.

Another good choice is an Anthurium plant, which has vibrant red, heart-shaped bracts. It’s an easy-to-care-for plant and blooms year-round.

Other flowers typically used include blue hydrangea and blue statice. A color featured in the American flag, blue also symbolizes trust, loyalty, confidence, and patience….traits which abound in our Veterans. For the touches of white, lilies, daisies, and white roses are popular. White symbolizes light, goodness, and understanding.

Flowers arranged together in these three colors make a stunning patriotic statement and are a perfect way to honor the brave people who served in the military. Not to mention, flowers also provide a multitude of health and well-being benefits. If you know a veteran who needs help with legal, health, housing, benefits, or other, then direct them to the National Veterans Foundation for assistance.

And if you need help selecting the ideal Veterans Day bouquet for a friend or family member, contact Mary Murrays Flowers today, and we’ll be happy to help.