The rose, a beautiful symbol of concern and sympathy, is America’s national flower. So it comes as no surprise that an organization called “Remember Me” Rose Garden is planning on establishing rose gardens to honor those who died on September 11, 2001.
The “Remember Me” Rose Garden – Flight 93 has already been created on 15 acres located across from the Flight 93 National Memorial Park in Shanksville, PA. Gardens are also planned for locations on or near the sites of the attacks in New York City and Washington D.C.
The rose industry has been generous and supportive in this endeavor and a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of “Remember Me” roses will be donated to the “Remember Me” Rose Gardens. The following are some of the roses now known as “Remember Me” roses that can be purchased at garden centers throughout the United States.
Firefighter in honor of the 343 firefighters who died on September 11
Soaring Spirits in honor of the workers who died in the World Trade Center Towers
Forty Heroes in honor of the crew and passengers of United Flight 93
We Salute You to honor the 125 people who died at the Pentagon
The Finest in honor of the 23 NY Police Department officers lost in the line of duty
Patriot Dream in honor of the crew and passengers of American Airlines Flight 77
Survivor in honor of those who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center and the attack of the Pentagon
Wings of Courage in honor of the crew and passengers of Flight 11, the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center
For more information on the “Remember Me” Rose Garden visit their website: http://www.remember-me-rose.org
The photos of Firefighter and We Salute You are by Gene Sasse © 2007 used courtesy of Weeks Roses.