Monday, June 6, 2016

Local Flower Farmer Dramm & Echter Donates and Places 12,000 Flowers at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day


ENCINITAS, Calif., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 29th, in advance of Memorial Day, more than 300 volunteers from across the country placed 130,000 flowers at the headstones of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Encinitas' own Dramm & Echter, donated 12,000 gerbera daisy flowers and sent Sales Manager Mike Mooney and his family to help place the flowers, continuing its strong community involvement and commitment to honoring those who serve and who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
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"This event really hit home and was very emotional," said Mike Mooney after returning from Washington, D.C. "We at Dramm & Echter have always recognized our responsibility to the community and give back through donations of time, money and flowers for many great causes. Nothing compares to seeing Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, seeing the families left behind and the intense sadness and pride."
"The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation is a great organization and we look forward to continue supporting their efforts," said Bob Echter, Dramm & Echter's President. "It is truly an honor to expand our giving and support for great causes outside of our local community, especially one that every American deeply appreciates."
The event, organized by Memorial Day Flowers Foundation, a 501c3, is in its fifth year. More information and how to volunteer for next year's event can be found at www.memorialdayflowers.org

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