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Memorial Day Flower Sales

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2/FOX 28) -  As many families across the country prepare to set out on Monday to visit the final resting places of their loved servicemen and women, theyll likely be taking flowers along with them.

In Cedar Rapids, flower shops say during Memorial Day Weekend, customers usually buy out their most patriotic flowers, including their red, white, and blue planters, to decorate their loved ones gravesites.

They also say the weekend is both uplifting and reflective for the families who come in.

People come to the garden center with a loved one and would like to pick up something special to create that memory, and at the same time, theyve enjoyed their time here shopping, Tami Culver, co-owner of Culvers Garden Center and Greenhouse said. Its just been very uplifting.

Culver also says pink flowers along with fuchsias and bleeding hearts are also a big sell during the Memorial Day Weekend.

She also says families also buy more memorial benches and angels to help commemorate their loved ones.

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