Sui Generis Home Furniture Seeks to Honor Veterans This Memorial Day
Newaygo- Local home furniture store, Sui Generis Home Furniture, has partnered with the Memorial Day Flower Foundation to hand out 250 free long-stemmed roses to honor veterans across Newaygo County this Memorial Day weekend. Anyone who would like to give one to a veteran or place on a headstone can pick up their free rose on Saturday, May 26th or Sunday, May 27th.
Memorial Day Weekend is marked as the unofficial kick-off to summer in Newaygo County, but more importantly, a time for the local community to honor those that have served in the United States Armed Forces and have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This year, Sui Generis Home Furniture, a locally-owned furniture store in Downtown Newaygo, will give out 250 free long-stemmed roses to anyone who would like to give one to a veteran or place on a headstone this Memorial Day Weekend. The flowers can be picked up at their store location at 1 State Rd in Downtown Newaygo, on either Saturday, May 26th from 10AM to 6PM or Sunday, May 27th from 11AM to 3PM.
Local owners, Theresa + Jake Cooper, are asking for help to make sure that every one of the 250 roses finds a home on Memorial Day. The retailer also donated 150 roses to the Memorial Day Flower Foundation to place on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.
In 2017, the Foundation placed over 120,000 roses at Arlington National Cemetery. It is the goal of the Foundation to honor every one of the soldiers (over 400,0000) interred at ANC with a rose on Memorial Day. The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation is a non-profit organization partnering with civic groups, florists, and retailers all over the United States to put long-stemmed roses on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. They have been carrying out this goal since 2011 in Arlington National Cemetery and in hundreds of communities all across the country.