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Memorial Day Flower Event at Silverbrook

Memorial Day Flower Event at Silverbrook

Phil Huributt and Peg Maiers from The Flower Cart

This year, Silverbrook Cemetery was pleased to have Phil Hurlbutt and Peg Maiers from The Flower Cart join the American Legion Post 26 Memorial Day Ceremony in front of the Mausoleum at Silverbrook, representing The Memorial Day Flower Fund, a new nationwide program which donates red roses to cemeteries across the nation for families to place a free red rose on a Veteran's grave. Across the United States, 300 retailers and organizations participated in and donated to the Memorial Day Flower Event. The City of Niles, The Friends of Silverbrook, and all local citizens who attended would like to thank Phil and Peg for bringing this new program to Silverbrook Cemetery. The red roses were beautiful, and meaningful for all the families who participated in this year's ceremony. This year at Arlington National Cemetery, 200 volunteers handed out and placed 140,000 roses on graves in Arlington, VA. What a nice gesture to honor our Veterans.

Click here to see more photos from Memorial Day 2016 at Silverbrook Cemetery.