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Memorial Day in Atlanta

C1Memorial is a three-day weekend for some to enjoy things like the Atlanta Jazz Festival or the Decatur Arts Festival.

For others, however, it’s a time of remembrance and reflection on those heroes in our lives that we lost in battle and war, fighting for our freedom.

Each year, a big Memorial Day event is the Salute to the Troops in Stone Mountain Park held over the weekend just before Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. The theme park will offer admission, a seat for the salute, and a laser show with music and fireworks.

Roswell has the largest Memorial Day event in Georgia. It features stories from veterans, salutes, and speeches.

You may also have a personal memorial planned with a visit to a gravesite or you are planning on sending some flowers of remembrance to a friend who lost someone in a war or conflict.C2

Whether you are planning for an event or sending a gift, consider our Atlanta flower shop the best place to pick up a flower arrangement, wreath, or bouquet.

We have numerous patriotic-themed flower arrangements. For example, the American Patriot Sympathy Vase holds roses, carnations, lilies, greenery and more in a vase.

Another beauty is Elegant Celebrations, which includes roses, hydrangea, lisianthis and textured greenery in a glass vase.

An alternative to consider is the Blue Hydrangea Garden Planter with Ivy that has two flowering blue hydrangea plans in a footed container filled with ivy.

You can also work directly with our floral design team to do custom Memorial Day flower arrangements, wreaths, sprays and bouquets. All you need to do is call and make an appointment. C3

Be sure to come into our Atlanta flower shop location, call us, or visit our website if you plan to order for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and weekend of events. We also offer same-day delivery.


Memorial Day is May 26th

memorialc6Also known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of every May. It is a time to memorialize and pay tribute to all the fallen men and women who have died serving our country while in the military.

Atlanta Memorial Day Celebrations

Beyond specific military events and parades that salute the troops and remember the fallen, there are also numerous events in the Atlanta that are geared toward family fun over the three-day weekend that typically announces the kick-off to summer.memorialc4

Some Memorial Day events in the Atlanta area include the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Decatur Arts Festival, and the Run Walk and Blue 1K and 5K.

Of course, Atlanta also has many parks that are perfect for enjoying the three-day weekend, including barbecues. There are also many block parties and picnics this time of year, which is a great opportunity to enjoy friends and family.

Flowers for Memorial Day

Flowers are a great idea for Memorial Day, including flower arrangements, bouquets, or wreathes for the graves of soldiers at local Atlanta cemeteries. Flowers can also be used for Memorial Day floats in parades, wreathes placed at local government buildings, and patriotic flower arrangements for centerpieces at parties and events for this special occasion.

We’ve got a number of special patriotic themed arrangements with flowers in shades of red, white, and blue. Our talented floral design team can also make any type of custom Memorial Day flower arrangement that you may need for a lost loved one or for a special event that you are hosting over the Memorial Day weekend.

We can work directly with you on your idea, flower choice, and budget to create something memorable.memorialc5

Memorial Day Deliveries

Place your order now to ensure delivery over the Memorial Day weekend. We hand deliver all orders or you can pick them up at any of our Atlanta flower shop locations. We’re here to make it as easy as possible so you can add the beauty of nature to any and all patriotic occasions this Memorial Day weekend.memorialc1

From all of us here at Carithers Flowers, we would like to say a special remembrance to all those we have lost in battle defending our country. We can never forget all those that fought so hard on our behalf, giving their lives to ensure our freedoms.

Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Died in Service to Our Nation

memorialc1memorialc4More than a three-day weekend that heralds the end of the school year and the start of summer, Memorial Day is a special day that commemorates all those who died while serving our country in the armed forces.

History of Memorial Day

Also known as Decoration Day, this is a special day that was first proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan.

This is the first time that flowers were placed on the graves of soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery.

Soon, after, the first state – New York – recognized Memorial Day as a holiday. Eventually, it became a National holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day Celebrations

Besides the traditional wreath service led by the President at Arlington National Cemetery, celebrations around the country involve many activities, including:memorialc5

  • Memorial Day parades
  • Flags at half staff
  • The National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm local time in each city across the country
  • Local presentations and visits to military cemeteries or to loved ones who served in armed forces with a wreath or flowers on their grave

Memorial Day Flowers

When remembering loved ones who have died fighting for our country and the freedom it represents, flowers are often left at their grave site or plaque. At Carithers, we have a wide range of patriotic flowers, patriotic wreaths, and patriotic sprays that can be used to celebrate their efforts on our behalf.

memorialc6It’s also a great idea to display patriotic flowers in reds, blues, and whites at any Memorial Day or Memorial weekend gathering, including patriotic flower arrangements placed around the house or outdoors to also commemorate what others have done for us in the various wars and conflicts fought to keep America safe.

Our Gratitude

This Memorial Day, our whole-hearted thanks go out to those who defend our freedom and represent us on the front lines. We remember all those that have given their lives for our country and thank their families for the sacrifices that have been made.

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