Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association (WFFSA) invites wholesale members to participate in Memorial Day Flowers events in their communities. For the last three years, the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation (MDFF) has honored those who have served our country by procuring and placing more than 200,000 roses on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery and others across the nation.
This year, thanks to WFFSA sponsorship, Washington D.C. area Boy Scouts will place 15,000 roses on headstones. They encourage local flower wholesalers and florist retailers to make this honor happen in their communities.
Each wholesaler would choose one proactive florist to hand out roses at a local cemetery on Memorial Day, May 26th , 2014. Wholesalers would also procure, deliver and handle the freight and delivery cost for 250 roses to your selected retailer and receive and deliver the banner and handout supplied by MDFF. They will then be mailed a banner and 250 handouts to who will, in turn, provide these to their retailer.
Boy Scouts from the Utah National Parks Council will work with those floral teams to provide service teams for handing out flowers and placing them on graves. You may contact your local unit, or contact the council office at 801-437-6222.Boy Scouts are also welcome to ask if their local florists are interested in this opportunity.
If interested, wholesale florist may select up to a maximum of three retail florist to participate in this program. The cost is $60 per florist. This fee covers the cost of the banner, handouts and delivery. To promote their participation in this program, the handouts do have space for each florist to place business contact information.
WFFSA and MDFF are working together to help you honor those who have served our country. Last year 187 retail florists across the United States participated in Memorial Day Flowers events in their communities. Florist handed out flower at cemeteries ceremonies, parades and even at their own stores.
Author: Melany Gardner | Editor, The Boy Scout | Orem District Executive, Utah National Parks Council