Memorial Day is Monday, May 26, 2014 and is a day to remember America’s bravest who protect the United States of America.
Every year on the final Monday in May, men, women, and children gather to commemorate and salute the fallen heroes of the United States military. While Memorial Day originally started as a day of remembrance for those who died solely in the Civil War, the occasion has extended to include all of those who we have lost during their time in the military. Some choose to commemorate their military heroes by visiting cemeteries, attending parades, or by holding private gatherings in their home to pay tribute to their lost loved ones.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum salutes our lost heroes in a yearly Memorial Day Ceremony. This honorary event is filled with red, white, and blue displays as well as educational activities for attendants of all ages. 1-800-Flowers.com is proud to continue its annual tradition in taking part in the Intrepid’s Memorial Day observances with floral wreath donations; a custom 1-800-Flowers.com has been part of for over a decade.
The actual event will take place on Memorial Day on May 26 2014 and is part of the Intrepid’s salute to Summer Fleet Week program. The event begins at 10:00 a.m at the USS Intrepid’s Pier 86 in New York City. This year’s activities include a “What is Memorial Day?” informational tour, as well as a special three-volley rifle salute and unfurling of a 100-foot American flag.
The spectacular wreaths proudly donated by 1-800-Flowers.com are featured in the observances and are specially created for this event. The wreaths are measured at over 30 inches in diameter and are adorned with freshly cut red, white, and blue flowers. They are then finished with a beautifully complementary bow and presented for all to see before they are customarily released into the water.
“It is truly an honor to participate in the annual Memorial Day Ceremony,” says Chris McCann, 1-800-Flowers.com President. “Our caring team is passionate about helping the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum honor and recognize our fallen soldiers each year.”
The Memorial Day event is free and open to the public. Attendees of all ages are welcome, so if you’re looking for a great way to honor the fallen American patriots, visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on May 26, 2014! You can find more information on the event at IntrepidMuseum.org.