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Ecuadorian Ambassador Participated in the 2015 Memorial Day Celebrations in the Nation’s Capital

This Memorial Day, Ecuadorian Ambassador to the United States, Francisco Borja, participated in the Memorial Day celebration at the Arlington National Cemetery to express his respect to the many men and women who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country.

As part of the Memorial Day Commemoration, there were 20,000 ecuadorian roses given to visitors at the cemetery that were donated by Ecuadorian rose growers. The Ambassador participated in the massive rose delivery, organized by Memorial Day Flowers Foundation as gesture of solidarity and appreciation to the families of fallen soldiers.

“Ecuador would like to express its respect to the loyalty and determination of those men and woman who selflessly served their country, and in doing so, paid the ultimate sacrifice for the values they stood for,” said Ambassador Francisco Borja. “These roses are a symbol of the cooperation and bond that exists between our two countries. Ecuador and the United States share a profound interest in the safety, and security of our countries and our peoples. We look forward to working together towards a safer environment in our continent,” he added.

The Embassy of Ecuador in Washington proudly supported the “Memorial Day Flowers” Foundation in their noble gesture and wishes that every Ecuadorian rose offered on this important date reflects the profound respect and admiration the Ecuadorian Government has for those who have given their lives to serve their country.

This is the Fifth year that Ecuadorian roses have been donated to support the efforts of Memorial Day Flowers (MDF). MDF is a nonprofit organization, founded by Ecuadorian Rose grower, Ramiro Peñaherrera of Flowers For Kids and Kevin Clifford, to honor fallen troops and the sacrifice of their families. The annual event is organized with the support of the Delaware Valley Floral Group. To learn more, visit: Memorial Day Flowers.