A local business is handing out 250 long stem roses to customers and encouraging them to place them at a veteran’s grave or take one to a veteran. This is the second year Dudad’s Hallmark has participated in the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation program.
Spokesperson for the Foundation Ami Neiberger-Miller says the effort started in 2011.
Neiberger-Miller says there are between 200 to 250 retailers participating each year.
She said there are no other retailers participating nearby.
Neiberger-Miller says participation may vary from an individual honoring a family member to a more general effort to honor veterans at a cemetery.
Neiberger-Miller says-personally the program means a lot
Dudads in downtown Clinton will be handing out the roses today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). As part of the program, Dudad’s has also sponsored the placement of 150 roses at the Arlington National Cemetery. Neiberger-Miller says the organization will be placing 220-thousand flowers at Arlington Cemetery today and Monday.
The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation estimates over 250-thousand roses will be distributed across the U-S-A.