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BloomNet staff, boy scouts, cub scouts and TD Bank employees placed 15,000 flowers on graves at Jacksonville National Cemetery this Memorial Day weekend. This was in recognition of Memorial Day Flowers.
BloomNet staff delivered and distributed flowers to all the graves at Jacksonville National Cemetery with the help of over 70 volunteers. Volunteers included scouts from Troop 27 and Pack 442. Jewish soldiers' graves were honored with the placing of stones.
Memorial Day Flowers started in 2011 after volunteers placed 10,000 roses at Arlington National Cemetery. Now, over 40 cemeteries are honored for Memorial Day.
BloomNet’s Vice President of Digital Strategy and Education Renato Sogueco, along with his family, have been participating in Memorial Day Flowers for the last 7 years. His passion for the cause began in 2012 after he was tasked to organize the distribution of flowers in Arlington National Cemetery.
At the time, Sogueco partnered with the cub scout group his son Raphael was a part of. Now, Raphael is 14. Sogueco, Raphael and Boy Scout Troop 27 have made this a Memorial Day tradition.
“Memorial Day is a weekend to reflect on the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives, so we can sleep soundly at night,” Raphael said.
He said this is how he gives back, and he is proud to be the Boy Scout leader of Troop 27.
Napco Imports’ salesperson Sherri Tanner said Memorial Day means, “remembering the past, the present and the future, and the people that we love, and the people that we don’t know that we love.”
BloomNet is now a proud sponsor of Memorial Day Flowers. “Honoring those who have served our country."
To all fallen soldiers, we thank you. BloomNet, Floriology Institute and Napco Imports choose to never forget.