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How to Commemorate America’s History and Independence

On the Fourth of July, we wave the American flag to commemorate our nation’s Independence and freedom that was achieved in 1776. In addition to traditional backyard cookouts with neighbors and loved ones, celebrating Independence Day is done in a myriad of ways that allow us to show our patriotism. Here at Flowers by Mike, Oceanside and East Rockaway’s favorite florist, we are talking about some of our favorite ways to celebrate America and honor those who have made our country one of the best.

7 Ways to Show Your Patriotism

Celebrate!

Hosting a backyard BBQ or attending a patriotic celebration with friends and family is a fun way to honor holidays like Independence Day. These parties are usually adorned with red, white, and blue decorations, including flowers, tablecloths, napkins, plates, streamers, and sparklers. While enjoying hotdogs, hamburgers, macaroni salad, fruit salad, and playing yard games with loved ones, we are reminded of our wonderful freedom.

Attend a Patriotic Parade

You know a magnificent Fourth of July parade is near when people set up blankets and chairs throughout the town and begin waving miniature American flags. Many parades include songs, floats, candy, and veterans who fill the streets and liven up the town in honor of the brave men and women who made our home the land of the free. 

Support a Veteran

Independence Day is an important holiday to Americans, especially veterans. Without them, our country and history would not be the same. To thank a veteran and show your patriotism and support, donate your time and services. Contact your local VA or offer assistance to a neighbor or relative who is a veteran. Listen to their stories if they are happy to share, write them a heartfelt note, or send them a fresh bouquet of flowers.

Fly the Stars and Stripes

Flying the American flag will never go out of style, especially around patriotic holidays such as the Fourth of July. When waving the American flag, make sure it is not torn, tattered, or damaged, and if it is, it is time to retire that specific flag. Respecting the stars and stripes is symbolic of respecting the country.

Visit a National Park or Historic Landmark

Taking a trip to celebrate Independence Day is even better when your destination is a national park, monument, or significant landmark in America’s history. Whether you are looking for a little getaway, seeking more knowledge about the story behind our country, or feeling a sense of pride and nostalgia, there are so many stunning, eye-opening, and breathtaking locations to choose from all across the nation.

Shop Local & Buy American

Shopping small and buying American-made goods is one of the most patriotic ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. This one decision to support your neighborhood shops can greatly fuel the entire nation’s economy.

Display Patriotic Blooms

Whether displayed in your garden, in hanging porch pots, or on your dining room table, red, white, and blue flowers are our favorite way to celebrate. On the Fourth of July, take a patriotic bouquet with you to backyard cookouts or send them to a loved one or veteran. With so many symbolic blooms for Independence Day, you can also choose:

  • Rose – America’s national flower
  • Freesias – these flowy and beautiful blooms symbolize freedom
  • Edelweiss – charming white flowers shaped like stars that signify strength and courage
  • Guernsey Lilies – unique flowers that resemble fireworks and represent freedom and good fortune
  • Black-Eyed Susans – these bright yellow star-burst-like blooms with a striking dark round center symbolize justice.

Celebrating the Fourth of July and displaying patriotism all year round can be fun, exciting, festive, creative, and easy to do. For any patriotic holiday or occasion that calls for fresh and alluring flowers, Flowers by Mike is at your service for long-lasting, high-quality, and unique designs. 

Download Our Patriotic Wallpaper

Show off your patriotism and spruce up your mobile device with our fun flower wallpaper to celebrate Independence Day! You can also add a convenient July calendar to your computer when you download our red, white, and blue wallpaper for desktop. Feel the nostalgia of summer and admire alluring blooms anytime you glance at your screen.
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Show your patriotism this July 4th