Cooper’s Enlists the Aid of Customers to Honor Fallen Vets this Memorial Day

Agawam, Massachusetts. Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018- Cooper’s Gifts Apparel Home of Agawam is offering a free rose to anyone that would like to honor a fallen veteran by decorating their grave.

“Please help us honor the memory of our fallen veterans with a free rose. The Memorial Day Flower Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to put long-stemmed roses on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. They have been doing this since 2011 in Arlington National Cemetery (last year placing 120,000 roses) and in hundreds of communities all across the country.” Said Kate Gourde, Owner of Cooper’s Gifts Apparel Home.

Everyone is invited to come in to Cooper’s Gifts Apparel Home on Saturday or Sunday for a free flower to place on the grave of a veteran in your local cemetery.  “If you don’t have a deceased family member who is a veteran, you can still take a flower and decorate the grave of ANY veteran to remember them. We have 250 roses, so this offer is limited, while supplies last.” Gourde said.

In addition to the roses, guests may enter to win a large handcrafted wood American 20’ x 36” flag made by Rustic Marlin, of Hanover, Massachusetts ($149 value). Cooper’s will feature many of its lines that are made in the USA; many even right here in the Bay State. “We invite our guests to stay, shop and perhaps play a game of corn hole out on the lawn! Cooper’s will offer a 20% discount of entire purchase for active and retired military all weekend.” Gourde said.


Cooper’s regularly supports the military and its veterans through supply drives and the store Round Up program. “In the fall, we supported Wreaths Across America as our Round Up charity; and we were thrilled to raise enough to lay 70 wreaths at The Massachusetts Veterans‘ Memorial Cemetery here in Agawam .” Gourde said. Each month Gourde chooses a local charity to receive the profits of the store’s Round Up program through which customers are invited to round up their purchase total to the next dollar amount. Gourde will then match 50% of the total collected. The program has donated over $12,000 to local organizations since its inception in 2014. Cooper’s is seeking nominations for other local charities to consider in the coming months. More information on the Round Up program and how to nominate a charity, may be found on Cooper’s Gifts website

Cooper’s is located at 161 Main St., Agawam, and is open Daily 10am-6pm, Thursdays 10am-7pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm.