September 11th remains a heart-wrenching time in our history, especially for those who were directly involved. From survivors, to loved ones of those who died from the attacks, to the search and rescue personnel, it is a day that will always be in our heads, and those involved will always be in our hearts. Flowers can be a wonderful sentiment to offer remembrance to all whose lives were affected by this tragic day. Here are a few that we like:
The Red, White and Blue
Our nations colors are an excellent way to remember September 11th. They are symbolic and unifying, and say loudly, “United we stand.” There are many beautiful flowers that come in red, white and blue, and a combination of all three is stunning. The American Glory arrangement features blue delphinium, red carnations and white Asiatic lilies, seated in a whitewash basket, and decorated with two American flags. If you like gerbera daisies, this beautiful bouquet is a mix of red gerbera daisies, blue delphiniums, and white mums.
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White flowers are typically the flower given after the death of a loved one because white symbolizes purity. This makes them a wonderful option for remembrance flowers. If you know someone whose loved one was lost in the September 11th attacks, an elegant arrangement of white flowers is a beautiful way to let that person know that you are thinking of them. Our favorite arrangement is the Faithful Blessing bouquet, which features pure white lilies arranged in a white ceramic vase, embellished with a silver cross. If you are looking for an arrangement with less of a religious tone, a simple bouquet of white roses is a classic option.
The State Flower of New York
If you want an option that is more personally connected to New York, the rose is the New York state flower. A bouquet of roses is a beautiful way to remember September 11th, and the way that it particularly affected New York citizens. New York considers all types and colors of roses to be included as a state flower, so you have near limitless options when choosing the best rose. The favorite color of the person being remembered is a lovely personal touch. If you want to send symbolic colors, some other great options are:
- White ~ purity, innocence, heavenly
- Pink ~ appreciation
- Light Pink ~ sympathy
- Yellow ~ friendship
- Red and White ~ given together signify unity
To get a little bit of everything in one bouquet, there are speciality roses that are red, white and blue, to signify both New York and the unity of our country around this historic event. No matter which flower you choose, sending a remembrance bouquet is the perfect way to say, “We will never forget.”