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Creative Ideas to Commemorate America’s 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 Carithers Flowers, Atlanta’s top 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!

Honor America’s birthday with a celebration, BBQ, beach day, picnic, boat ride, or a party at home with your neighbors, friends, and family. Decorate with red, white, and blue garland, ribbon, streamers, flowers, and even plates, napkins, and tablecloths. Indulge in delicious treats, play games, share a few laughs, and make memories together to commemorate the freedom of our nation. 

Attend a Patriotic Parade

Dress in your favorite red, white, and blue outfit, catch some candy, and wave to those marching in the Fourth of July parade. Watch as decorative bicycles, floats, and antique cars drive by with patriotism and pride. Listen to the marching bands and sing along to your favorite patriotic tunes. Above all, honor the brave and courageous men and women who fought for our freedom during this lively traditional event.

Support a Veteran

Supporting veterans in your community might mean donating your services, time, or money to a local VA. Listening to your relatives recount stories and sending letters of gratitude with a lovely, red, white, and blue flower bouquet, are ways to show your patriotism and appreciation for these brave and courageous women and men this Independence Day.

Fly the Stars and Stripes

It is nearly impossible not to encounter the American flag on the Fourth of July. Whether waving proudly in someone’s hands or patriotically on a front porch, our nation’s colors, stars, and stripes hold some of the most profound symbolism. Flying the American flag with respect and honor is one of the most obvious ways to celebrate our nation’s Independence.

Visit a National Park or Historic Landmark

Observing our country’s historic events by visiting landmarks, monuments, and national parks is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in American history, honor America’s birthday, and support these destinations. Oftentimes, these types of locations receive very little funding, so visiting and donating to help maintain these locations will help keep their stories alive.

Shop Local & Buy American

Although it may not seem like a big deal, buying your Fourth of July party supplies like decor, food, and of course, flowers, from local businesses in your area is a phenomenal way to support your neighbors, fellow Americans, and the country’s economy. Not only is this a way to give back to your community, but shopping small is another way to exercise your freedom of choice and vote with your dollar.

Display Patriotic Blooms

Since Independence Day can be an exciting, festive mid-summer holiday, what better way to celebrate than with alluring, patriotic flowers? Flower beds that surround your house, hanging baskets and porch pots, and dining or living room tables are waiting to be filled with vibrant red, white, and blue blooms. Send a fresh and uplifting floral arrangement to veterans and their families or place a gorgeous flower bouquet on a soldier’s grave to show gratitude and patriotism. While there are so many summer blooms to pick from, don’t forget about these colorful symbolic flowers:

  • 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.

Why wait for the Fourth of July or another patriotic holiday to honor America? Here at Carithers Flowers, we have symbolic and festive flower bouquets available every day! Take a look at our online collection and select unique floral designs for any special occasion. 

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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7 ways to show patriotism on the Fourth of July