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What Your Favorite Flower Symbolizes

What Your Favorite Flower Symbolizes

In Victorian times, each flower communicated some sort of sentiment much like they do today. Sending someone a floral bouquet with the hope that they love it and want to display it in their home or workplace is the intention of most givers. Sending something fresh and colorful to a loved one or friend on a birthday, anniversary or holiday is a customary practice in many parts of the world particularly the United States.

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Veterans Day – Honoring all who served – First World War Timeline

Veterans Day honors ALL American Veterans, for their loyal service to their country. We at The Flower Factory would like to show our true appreciation to our American Soldiers with a detailed timeline of the events of The Great War from 1914-1919.


June 28 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand, prince to the Austria-Hungary throne, is assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serbian named Gavrilo Princip.june28th1914

July 23 – Austria-Hungary makes demands on Serbia for retribution. Serbia does not meet demands.

July 28 – Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. Russia begins mobilizing its troops.

Austria has chosen war.August 1 – Germany declares war on Russia.

germanywarrussiaAugust 3 – Germany declares war on France as part of the Schlieffen Plan.
germanydeclareswareonfranceAugust 4 – Germany invades Belgium. Britain declares war on Germany.

britain_declares_war World War One - British Empire - British Army - Grenadier Guards - London - 1914August 23 to 30 – The Battle of Tannenberg is fought between Germany and Russia. The Germans defeat the Russian Second Army.

September 5 to 12 – The advancing German army is stopped before Paris by the British and French at the First Battle of the Marne. The Germans dig in and four years of trench warfare begins.

October 19 to November 22 – The Allies defeat the Germans at the First Battle of Ypres.

November 2 – The British begin a naval blockade of Germany.7557551_orig a4c1beNovember 11 – The Ottoman Empire declares war on the Allies.

December 24 – An unofficial truce is declared between the two sides at Christmas.


February 4 – The Germans begin to use submarines against Allied merchant ships around the island of Britain.

5922102746_573d8d9c2a_zApril 22 – Poison gas first used by Germans in attack on Canadians at Ypres, Belgium.poisongascloud0422-earth-day april221915 April 25 – The Allies attack the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Gallipoli. This campaign will last over eight months and will end as a victory for the Ottomans and the retreat of the Allies. 1111May 7 – The Lusitania, a luxury British passenger ship, is sunk by a German submarine. 1,195 civilians were killed. This act sparks international outrage and contributes to the United States joining the war against Germany.

lusitania-ny-timesMay 31- German Zeppelins bombard suburbs of London

Graf-Zeppelin zeppelin2October 14 – Bulgaria enters the war by declaring war on Serbia. img-1-18-10-2011-02-51-491916

February 21 – The Battle of Verdun begins between France and Germany. This battle will last until December of 1916 and will finally result in a French victory. verdun3 verdun2 verdun_battle_french-apha-110118February 25 – Fort Douaumont falls to Germans in Verdun battle.

75s_fort_douaumont May 31 – The largest naval battle of the war, the Battle of Jutland, is fought between Britain and Germany in the North Sea.

July 1 – The Battle of the Somme begins. Over 1 million soldiers will be wounded or killed.

battle-of-the-somme-irish-soldiers British_infantry_Morval_25_September_1916December 15 – French complete recapture of ground taken by Germans in Verdun battle.frenchdompleterecapturefrancereclaimsdouaumont1917

January 19 – The British intercept the Zimmerman Telegram in which Germany tries to convince Mexico to join the war. This will result in the United States declaring war on Germany. rREkO1S5SODkMmBBMsbQ_zimmermann_telegramMarch 8 – The Russian Revolution begins. Tsar Nicholas II is removed from power on March 15.
April 6 – The United States enters the war, declaring war on Germany.

usawarnewspaperboy usadeclareswar usdeclareswarhelpwinboysgirlsOctober 23 – American troops in France fire their first shot in trench warfare. trench2 trenchwarfaredogfightNovember 7 – The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, overthrow the Russian government.

December 17 – The Russians agree to peace with the Central powers and leave the war. usaatwarcartoon1918

January 8 – President Woodrow Wilson issues his “Fourteen Points” for peace and an end to the war. aaa us-wilson-deskMarch 21 – Germany launches the Spring Offensive hoping to defeat the Allies before reinforcements from the United States can be deployed.

July 15 – The Second Battle of the Marne begins. This battle will end on August 6 as a decisive victory for the Allies. marne4WAR & CONFLICT BOOK ERA:  WORLD WAR I/THE FRONT marne2 marne3 November 1 – Americans breakthrough German Defenses at Meuse. meuse meuse5 meuse1 Hannover CL IIIa, Forest of Argonne, France, 1918November 11 – Germany agrees to an armistice and the fighting comes to an end at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.warendswarisover WW1_Armisticewarover 1919

June 28 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed by Germany and World War I comes to an end.

Versailles_signed_Evening_World_dbloc_962pxThe Flower Factory wants to thank all of our servicemen who have served, or are currently serving honorably. We encourage all of our friends to take some time this November 11, to say ‘thank you’ to a soldier or veteran you may know or one that you might see. A simple ‘thank you for your service’ are actually five words they truly appreciate hearing.

Honoring-all-who-served-on-veterans-dayDon’t forget to proudly display your American Flag!