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Today, more than 30 local florists from Birmingham and the surrounding area came together to create a floral memorial in front of the Rotary Trail sign. Keep reading for a little inspiration, and make sure to stop by this weekend to see it for yourself.
Getting Creative for a Cause 💐
Across the nation people are fighting for justice, praying for peace and searching for hope—including Birminghamians. This moment is important, and it’s encouraging to see people all over our city standing up for change and supporting each other.
This morning, Friday, June 5, more than 30 local florists came together to install a temporary floral memorial on the sign of Birmingham’s Rotary Trail.
“We, as florists, know firsthand that flowers help to heal the soul. First, we hope this public installation helps us remember those in our community who have been victims of racism.
Second, we hope it will bring the community together to reflect, be inspired, and learn from each other about how to move forward in a way that makes our city and state more just and more equal.”Carolyn Chen, Wild Things
Bringing Even More Good to Birmingham
Rotary President Philippe Lathrop joined the group of florists Friday morning as well.
“Who knows better about the healing power of flowers than florists? Expressing hope and harmonious living, approximately 30 florists from the Birmingham area installed floral arrangements covering the Rotary Trail sign and entrance today.
The Rotary Club of Birmingham is proud to play a part in this creative, constructive act of caring. The setting for the installation is the Rotary Trail, our Centennial gift to the City of Birmingham, which was created as an act of community service to commemorate the club’s 100 years of service.
I am proud that the Rotary Club of Birmingham could play a role in this beautiful creation.”Rotary President Philippe Lathrop