Hello again, Lilygrass fans!
Wow! It’s been quite the school year, but it is over! We hope you and your family have a fantastic summer filled with rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, and reading!
Before we can properly kick off the summer, though, the nation pauses to take a moment to remember the ones who have gone on before us. Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day. This holiday is previously known as Decoration Day, because it was dedicated to honoring our deceased military men and women by decorating their graves. It always falls on the last Monday of May, and most places of employment give their employees the day off in order to let them reflect and remember the brave souls who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Lilygrass is no exception to that rule, and we will be closed on Saturday and Monday in order to give our employees the time and respect they need to honor our fallen heroes.
Memorial Day, like all things, has evolved into a hybrid holiday of sorts. Now it focuses on our military professionals, but we also spend time remembering and visiting the grave sites of all of our loved ones who have passed away. This is a great day to spend with family re-living the tales and memories of grandparents, parents, friends, and others who no longer are with us physically.
Most people opt for our beautiful silk arrangements. We can design basically anything in silk that we can design with fresh flowers. Come by anytime this week for your expertly arranged silk bouquets or sprays. We will always offer fresh flowers, as well, but our customers tend to lean toward the staying power of the silk flowers.
Other items can be placed on the graves. These usually were favorite things of the deceased. Take a quick look around our shop. There is bound to be something wonderful that reminds you of your loved one that they would be honored to have adorn their headstone.
Memorial Day stirs up emotions in us that we don’t normally entertain for most of the year. Feel those emotions on Monday. Remember those beautiful men and women who have fought and died for us. Share your memories of those who have left us for a short while. Cry. Hold your own babies tightly, and be grateful for the time we still have together on Earth.
Memorial Day kicks off summer, sure, but it also means so much more. Thank you for letting Lilygrass help you celebrate this touching holiday. See you soon, friends!
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