On Wednesday, November 12th, Freedom Petals had the opportunity to speak at the Daughters of the American Revolution luncheon chapter meeting. It was in conjunction with the chapter’s community service event to provide outreach and support to veterans of the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism. DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities; including supporting active duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients. We are proud to have been able to work with them to provide wonderful floral arrangements for our veterans.
During the event, Freedom Petals’ Michele Bevington and Marilyn Myers, visited the DAR’s 1776 Chapter to share our experience in flower arranging. Following the demonstration the twenty DAR volunteers, using FP donated flowers and mugs, made over forty beautiful flower arrangements to be delivered to the Armed Forces Retirement Home here in Washington DC.
It was truly a pleasure to have such a successful speaking engagement to share the mission of Freedom Petals Inc. and support their flower arranging event. It was so fulfilling because of the exceptional interaction with the DAR members and our ability to support our retired veterans at the same time.