Remembering Grandparents and 9-11

September 5, 2017 / Blooms Today

September 10 and 11 this year present wonderful opportunities to send flowers, with love. National Grandparent’s Day on the 10th is a sweet occasion to honor one or all of your grandparents or older folks who have been like surrogate grand people in your life.

Grandparents ~

The value of grandparents is immense for their wisdom, experiences, challenges, failures and accomplishments. Many a younger person could save time, energy and potentially heartache to have listened to someone older and wiser – a been-there-done-that grandparent perspective. The floral options are abundant, even though the flower for this special day is the forget-me-not. That blooms in spring, but the emotion transmitted with’s fresh flowers is huge: “Someone has not forgotten you!”


Lazy Day Sunflowers — big blooms herald autumn

Fun in the Sun — blends the fun in sunflowers with glory of roses
Dash of Daisy — emits whimsical and spirited delight
Artisan Roses — rustic and natural meet elegance with love
Perfectly Pink — perfect feminine touch for grandma
Classic Dish Garden — basket of green plants for grandpa

9 – 11 ~ Patriot Day

Fun-in-the-SunIt’s one of those days that you never forget where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news: Pearl Harbor, JFK’s assassination, Princess Diana’s death, terrorist attack on the U.S.

Three days following the terrorist attacks, most commonly referred to as simply “nine-eleven”, President George W. Bush called for a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. A few weeks later, a bill was introduced in Congress to make Sept. 11 a national day of mourning named Patriot Day.

Red-Roses-with-USA-FlagsAmerican flags are flown half-staff on the White House and all U.S. government buildings anywhere in the world. A moment of silence is encouraged at 8:46 a.m. (Eastern time), the moment when the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. It is a day to remember and reflect, and it is a wonderful opportunity to send flowers to anyone touched by the tragedy, as well as anyone or any organization serving as a first responder(s) in any capacity in any town, USA. It is one beautiful way to say: “Thank you for your service to our community.”

Lavender-Artisan-RosesNote that this is the singular Patriot Day, and there also exists a plural Patriots Day which marks the 1775 battles in Lexington and Concord., Mass., two of the first skirmishes in the Revolutionary War. Forget-me-not applies equally to grandparents and patriots, EMS first responders, law enforcement agencies, U.S. Armed Services members, retired or active, and the volunteers who so willingly serve.




By Joanne M. Anderson

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