Memorial Day flowers on family grave site tradition

BJ Bangs

BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

2 Responses

  1. BJ Bangs says:

    We are lucky enough up here in Maine to leave them out till after Labor Day. I also planted a rose bush on the grave site, but it’s spotty as to when it will bloom. The plastic ones stay nice all summer. Thanks for sharing because I think this custom may be something that isn’t done that much anymore, but I could be wrong.

  2. Ellen Pilch says:

    Excellent post, I always wondered how we started putting flowers on all our loved ones graves instead of just those that died in a war. I think all our loved ones should be remembered with flowers. I leave them on my Dad’s grave and my husband’s parents’ grave and my Mom leaves them for her parents. I am sorry you lost your Mom, I am very close with mine and losing her is my biggest fear. I am in Massachusetts, I use the silk flowers because I am too lazy to go to the cemetery to water them daily as we can leave them out until July 4th.

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