The Memorial Day Foundation: Honor Through Remembrance
The Memorial Day Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt not-for-profit organization; donations are tax deductible. The Foundation relies solely on volunteers, donors, and gratuitous services.
Mission Statement: Increase and restore patriotic awareness and respect for Memorial Day by maintaining a tradition of public honor and remembrance.
Vision Statement: To continually involve the public in patriotism and remembrance via historical and traditional ways of observing Memorial Day. One such way is with flowers. The gift of flowers at a memorial site is a ritual practiced worldwide in every culture. As you know our own Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, when on May 30th Americans would decorate the graves of Civil War Veterans with flowers.
About the Wreath: A beautiful and dignified artificial patriotic floral wreath appropriately draped in red, white, and blue. It pays tribute to those who fought and died for us.
Card: Each bouquet will have a thank you card attached to it that the donor has the option to sign. The thank you card can be signed by individuals, couples, families, corporations, institutions, organizations, and civic associations. If you or a relative (living) have served in the military and were honorably discharged type “With honor” then your name or relative’s name, rank, branch of service, unit or ship and the war you served in if applicable. If a relative, friend or loved one served in a war and is deceased type “Resting in peace” their name, rank, branch of service, unit or ship and the war they served in. If a relative, friend or loved one made the ultimate sacrifice for our country type “In loving memory of” then their name, rank, branch of service, unit or ship, war, and the date KIA (if known). Thank you cards, indicating a war service will be placed at the appropriate memorial. All others will be distributed equally to the New York City War Memorials listed. It is important to remember that Memorial Day belongs to everyone. If you prefer to send a wreath without a signature, please type “leave blank” in the “Card message field” on our order form.
Wreaths will be delivered to the New York City War Memorials listed on Memorial Day.