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Our Favorite Ways to Honor 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 Durocher Florist, Springfield’s top flower shop, 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!

Attending backyard cookouts or hosting a patriotic celebration with loved ones is a wonderful way to commemorate important holidays like the Fourth of July. Patriotic holiday celebrations are typically adorned with decorations and flowers of red, white, and blue. Finding America’s colors on tablecloths, plates, napkins, garland, and streams is easy to do this time of year. While playing backyard games and enjoying delicious BBQ treats, we are reminded of the amazing freedom we have.

Attend a Patriotic Parade

Independence Day parades are a great tradition that many neighborhoods and towns all across America look forward to each year. Some parades are full of decorated bicycles with streamers wrapped around the handles and flowing in the wind. Others honor the brave soldiers and veterans through songs and matching bands. Onlookers will surely enjoy waving, catching candy, and singing along to some of their favorite patriotic songs.

Support a Veteran

The Fourth of July is an important and significant holiday, especially for veterans. Without them, our nation’s history would be much different. Thank a veteran this Independence Day and show your support and gratitude by donating your time or services. Reach out to your local VA or call your neighbor to offer your assistance. Listen with open ears if they enjoy telling their stories, write a heartfelt letter of gratitude, or send a fresh red, white, and blue flower bouquet.

Fly the Stars and Stripes

Red, white, and blue stripes and stars on the American flag are perhaps the most symbolic tribute to our country. Each stitch of the American flag holds great significance and, when flown proudly and properly, is one of the most patriotic ways to celebrate Independence Day and other patriotic holidays.

Visit a National Park or Historic Landmark

Some of the most breathtaking scenery can be found in one of America’s national parks, landmarks, or monuments. Taking a trip to visit one of these locations on the Fourth of July can be eye-opening and stunning, and fill you with a unique sense of pride as you marvel over a piece of our country’s history.

Shop Local & Buy American

Whether you are shopping for Four of July party supplies, decor, food, or flowers, purchasing these items in your local community is a phenomenal way to support fellow Americans. In addition, buying local and American-made products has a great and positive impact on the entire nation’s economy.

Display Patriotic Blooms

Flowers are always an uplifting, beautiful, and vibrant way to celebrate any occasion, especially America’s birthday. With red, white, and blue flowers in addition to more symbolic blooms, there is sure to be something perfect to display on your porch, in flower beds, or inside your home. You can also share patriotic floral arrangements with friends, loved ones, veterans, and party hosts. Consider adding some of these stems to your Independence Day flower collection.

  • 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.

Taking time to commemorate our nation’s history and celebrate our country is something you can do every day, not just on the Fourth of July. For festive and patriotic flowers or blooms for any occasion, visit Durocher Florist or browse our collection online.

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 July 4th