Memorial Day in Long Beach

Memorial Day weekend is May 27th-May 29th and it’s the time of the year that we stop and remember all those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom and our country.

These are family and friends, but they are also our neighbors and colleagues.

There will be many Memorial Day events in Long Beach to attend or you may have your own plans and visits scheduled to the cemetery for a graveside remembrance service.

Whatever you plan on doing, think of our Long Beach flower shop for any wreaths, flower baskets, or bouquets that you would want to get or send to others this Memorial Day.

Here are some examples of our patriotic flowers:

  • Old Glory represents the American flag and illustrates everything that is involved in being a patriot. It’s a stunning and respectful standing wreath spray to display this Memorial Day.
  • Patriotic Standing spray includes an array of red, white, and blue flowers that show your pride and remembrance of those lost.
  • The Patriot includes Fuji mums, carnations, snapdragons and delphinium along with greenery and ribbon.
  • A Patriotic Salute also includes all types of flowers that represent our nation’s colors and reflects your patriotic pride.

You can also work directly with our Long Beach flower shop design team on custom Memorial Day flowers or custom Memorial Day wreaths. Just call and make your appointment today. You can also place your Memorial Day orders by phone, in our Long Beach flower shop, or online through our website.

Just call and make your appointment today. You can also place your Memorial Day orders by phone, in our Long Beach flower shop, or online through our website.

Remember the Fallen This Memorial Day

AFM1AFM2Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th, and this is a time for remembrance and reflection on all those heroes that we have lost over the decades as they fought for our freedoms. These incredible people risked their lives and will be forever memorialized for their bravery and commitment.

There will be many public and private events in the days leading up to Memorial Day, including the weekend prior.

This is an opportunity for all of us to show our appreciation for these soldiers from all wars and conflicts.

Whether it is a parade or gravesite ceremony or a special gift for someone who has lost someone in the line of duty, we have special Memorial Day flowers that had beauty and reverence to this special day.

Here are some ideas you can use for an event, grave, or special gift:

  • A Patriotic Salute offers red, white, and blue flowers in a vase.
  • The Patriot is a spray display with carnations, delphinium, snapdragons, Fuji mums, greenery, ribbon and more.
  • Patriotic Wreath is a solid white wreath that is displayed on an easel that has red carnations, blue delphinium, and a patriotic ribbon.
  • Let Freedom Ring is another floral spray display with patriotic colors and an abundance of flower varieties that represent the American flag.AFM3

Our Long Beach flower shop also has many other options for Memorial Day.

Plus, you can work directly with our floral design team to do custom flower arrangements, custom wreaths, custom standing sprays, and custom bouquets for Memorial Day.AFM4

All you need to do is call us and make an appointment. This may be ideal if you are planning a Memorial Day event or Memorial Day graveside service.

We deliver throughout the Long Beach area. Just call, visit our Long Beach flower shop, or go online and order from our website today.

Happy Memorial Day from Allen’s Flower Market

AFM1Memorial Day is Monday, May 25th. In Long Beach and throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties, there will be many ceremonies, celebrations, and festive occasions to remember those fallen heroes that have fought the good fight to ensure we keep our freedom. More than just a three-day weekend, this is a time to reflect on our patriotic spirit and what is so important as a country. AFM2

At all Memorial Day celebrations and remembrances, flowers add a special and beautiful way to show your patriotism. Here are some ideas to celebrate the Red, White, and Blue whether you are at a gravesite service, barbecue, parade, or block party:AFM3

  • We have a wide array of beautiful standing wreaths and sprays that are perfect for parades, ceremonies, and Memorial Day events. These include a Patriot Salute, Old Glory, and more. Many come with accents like patriotic bows and greenery.
  • Let Freedom Ring is a gorgeous patriotic spray of flowers that resembles the American flag.AFM4
  • The Patriotic Memorial Standing Spray is a breathtaking floral arrangement of Fuji mums, delphinium, carnations, snapdragons and more, including bows and greenery.AFM5
  • The Patriotic Wreath offers red carnations and blue delphinium that highlight this solid white floral wreath that is displayed on an easel.AFM6

Along with these flower arrangement, bouquet, and centerpiece ideas for Memorial Day celebrations and remembrances, you can also opt to create your own by visiting our Long Beach flower shop now and working with our floral design team to create custom Memorial Day flower arrangements, Memorial Day centerpieces, or Memorial Day wreaths.

Throughout this weekend and on Memorial Day, we can deliver throughout the Long Beach area, including various areas within Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Call, order online, or visit our Long Beach flower shop today!

Remembering the Brave Men and Women on Memorial Day, May 26th

flag3Next Monday, May 26th is Memorial Day. It is a federal holiday that always falls on the last Monday of every May. This special day reminds us all to stop and reflect on those who have given their lives in service to this country throughout many wars and conflicts.

Long Beach Memorial Day Celebrations

While there are many ways that people enjoy this three-day weekend and beginning to summer, including picnics, the beach, block parties and barbecues, there are also some local Long Beach events this Memorial Day.flag2

Nearby to our Long Beach flower shop is the following event:

Queen Mary Salutes U.S. Military Personnel
The Queen Mary will offer free admission to all U.S. active and retired military personnel on Memorial Day. General Admission includes a self-guided tour and the Ghosts & Legends Show. This is on Monday, May 26th from 10am to 6pm. The address is Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802. More information is available at

Other events include:

Flowers for Memorial Day

Flowers are an important part of Memorial Day because they are often laid on the gravesites of the fallen soldiers as well as feature in public memorials, including wreaths, as well as on parade floats and as centerpieces at Memorial Day events.flag1

You can get in the patriotic spirit by working with Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach and selecting from our many patriotic-themed flower arrangements, bouquets, centerpieces and wreaths. Of course, we also make custom Memorial Day flower arrangements to suit your need and budget. Just come into our store to learn more about working with our talented in-house floral design team.

Memorial Day Deliveries

It’s time to place your order for Memorial Day now so you can enjoy the flowers and share them with loved ones over this three-day weekend. We deliver throughout Long Beach and Los Angeles.

From all of us here at Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach, we would like to say a special thank you to all of our fallen soldiers as well as their families as they are an essential reason as to why we have our freedom as a nation.

Memorial Day Celebrations and Memorial Day Flowers in Long Beach

memorialafm1Over the upcoming three-day weekend, there will be picnics, barbecues, and fun, but this is also the time to remember some very important people who died in service to our country throughout many wars and conflicts. This is Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember those who have fought for our freedom and died in the process.

This blog post provides some background on how Memorial Day was started, some local Long Beach celebrations for Memorial Day, and ideas for incorporating Memorial Day flowers and patriotic flowers in your celebrations.memorialafm4

All about Memorial Day

The first Memorial Day was May 5, 1868 when General John Logan decided that all soldiers – whether Union or Confederate – who had died should be remembered for their dedication and bravery.

Over time, all states have come to recognize Memorial Day with it becoming a Federal holiday and recognized three-day weekend tied to the last Monday in May.

Across the country, Memorial Day is celebrated in different ways, including parades, remembrance ceremonies, wreath laying ceremonies, picnics and barbecues and even a Moment of Remembrance, which occurs on Memorial Day at 3pm local time.

It is a time to celebrate but also reflect on what those in the armed forces do for us and the country.

Memorial Day in Long Beach

This year, there are many Memorial Day events in Long Beach. Here a couple of the planned activities:

  • Queen Mary Celebration of U.S. Troops: This event is free to all U.S. active and retired military personnel. Held over the Memorial Day weekend at the Queen Mary, it includes a self-guided tour and the Ghosts & Legends Show as well as a Salute to America, a balloon artist, magician, face painter, juggler and many more activities.memorialafm3
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Memorial Day Picnic: Enjoy a picnic on the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific’s lawn on Memorial Day weekend. After the event, participants can visit the Aquarium for some added fun with the animals.

Memorial Day Flowers and Memorial Day Wreaths

We have many special Memorial Day flower arrangements and Memorial Day wreaths that you can place on a loved one’s grave site. For those wanting to recognize their patriotism at a Memorial Day barbecue or picnic, we also have many patriotic flower memorialafm2arrangements with a mix of red, blue, and white flowers that will highlight the special day of remembrance.