SOURCE: Elaine's Florist & Gift Baskets

Elaine's Florist & Gift Baskets

July 09, 2013 09:44 ET

Houston Florist Honored to Take Part in Firefighter Memorial

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) - Elaine's Florist & Gift Baskets, a local Houston flower shop, was asked to prepare the standing sprays and floral arrangements for the firefighter memorial that took place on June 5th. This service was meant to commemorate the four brave firefighters from Houston Station 51 and 68 who fell in the line of duty on May 31, 2013. As a long-time Houston florist, Elaine's was deeply honored to have participated in such an important event.

Houston Flowers for the Memorial Service
Elaine's Florist has been making funeral flower arrangements for over 22 years, but standing sprays and arrangements for this memorial service were particularly special.

Houston's bravest -- Capt. EMT Matthew Renaud, 35; Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee, 41; Firefighter EMT Robert Garner, 29; and Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan, 24 -- each had his or her own, distinct standing spray. These arrangements were designed to look like their badges and included a large photo of each noble service member in the center. The florist used delicate and beautiful chrysanthemums to make the sprays and spent several hours arranging each one.

The memorial itself was held in Reliant Stadium. In addition to the families of heroes and the Houston Fire Department, fire trucks and service members from New Orleans, Dallas, and many other Texan cities drove down to join the procession.

The flower arrangements were kept after the memorial service and were hand delivered to each funeral service as a sign of gratitude and solidarity.

This local Houston flower shop is proud and deeply honored to have been asked to take part in such an important event for the community. For inquiries about funeral flowers or memorial services, please contact Elaine Oulsey-Nevarez at (713) 661-6788 or 1 (800) 951-4545.

Contact Information

  • Elaine Oulsey-Nevarez
    (713) 661-6788
    1 (800) 951-4545.