Local Flower Grower Donates, Places 12,000 Flowers at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day
ENCINITAS, CA— 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.
“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 donate lots 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 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
“This is a great organization and cause and we look forward to continuing our support.” said Bob Echter, Dramm & Echter’s President. “The opportunity to expand our giving and support for great causes outside of our local community – especially one that every American deeply appreciates – is truly an honor.”
Dramm & Echter, freshly growing in Encinitas since 1972, sustainably cultivates over 40 varieties of cut flowers and succulents and are distributed throughout California. Dramm & Echter’s support includes the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego, Community Resource Center, North Coastal San Diego County National Alliance on Mental Illness, Encinitas Ranch Women’s Golf Club.(ERWGC) golf fundraiser to support Breast Cancer Awareness, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, San Diego Botanic Garden and many more.