By, Macy goodnight; Memorial Day, was originally called Decoration Day, it began as a way to honor those served in the Civil War and to honor those that died fighting for their rights. Today, Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have given their lives in service to our great country. There are many ways to remember the sacrifices of our brave, but the services provided by Floral Haven Funeral Home and Cemetery are extraordinary.
One of the most powerful Memorial Day exhibitions in the country begins on the Friday before what is known as The Avenue of Flags. Over 3,000 funeral coffin flags donated by veterans’ families are displayed. Each year, new inductees are honored at a ceremony where the deceased veteran’s family raises their sacred flag. It is an emotional and powerful tribute. The Avenue of Flags will open on Friday, May 25 and the new induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. The flags will remain on display the entire weekend through Memorial Day.
Additionally, Floral Haven takes great pride in hosting a reenactment of the ceremonial Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Visitors may witness this solemn occasion the entire weekend, which will proceed regardless of the weather.
For more than 60 years, Floral Haven Funeral Home, Crematory and Cemetery has been a beautiful and serene resting place, and a comfort to families and friends left behind. The grounds offer serene gardens with memorial benches and raised or flat monuments. Private estates are offered and can be customized with landscaping, upright and flat monuments and memorial benches. These private estates are both serene and peaceful with each families needs to honor loved ones. The Rose Chapel Mausoleum serves not only as a beautifully enhanced place to lay loved ones to rest, but also as one of the very first built in Green Country. Private Mausoleums are also available to meet the needs of families to honor those laid to rest. The funeral home is welcoming and serene. It is available for families to pay tribute to loved ones on the grounds in which they will be laid to rest. A Family Reception Center is also available for families to share memories of loved ones.
With so many decisions to be made after the passing of a loved one, Floral Haven’s mission emphasizes the preplanning of funeral arrangements. Director of Sales and Marketing, Chuck Browne advises planning ahead for the inevitable. “We don’t want people to find themselves unprotected and unprepared when they lose someone,” said Browne. “It’s wise to have plans in place, so that on that horrible day no decisions have to be made.” Floral Haven staff works with each family with respect and integrity to exceed expectations. They offer personalized services with dignity, peace and serenity.
Preplanning of funeral arrangements eliminates the worry of final details and requirements at a time when grief and remembrance should be the focus. “These are conversations that need to take place ahead of time with family members,” Browne said. The compassionate and caring staff at Floral Haven is honored to provide these services to the community. Along with hosting the reverent Memorial Day services to honor our veterans.
For more information on Floral Haven’s Memorial Day events, or preplanning arrangements visit www.floralhaven.com, or call (918) 555-7254.
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