The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation is a non-profit that works to make floral tributes to those who bravely served our country. It is their mission to place a flower at every military headstone across the country. This floral tribute connects communities to honor their heroes and the sacrifices they and their families, made for our country.
Over the 2022 Memorial Day weekend, VSC staff, family and friends will volunteer and place flowers at Section 27 of Arlington Cemetery. One of the oldest sections of Arlington National Cemetery, Section 27 dates from 1864, when the U.S. Army conducted the first military burials on the property.
Memorial Day began after the Civil War and was originally called Decoration Day. Each year on this day the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation honors those who risked or sacrificed their lives while protecting and fighting for our country. Volunteers place a flower in front of each headstone while quietly reading the inscription and then thanking the person for their service.
Thank you to VSC staff, family and friends who participated in the volunteer event and/or who supported the very successful fundraising campaign in May 2022.