Now that the Olympic Games are over, we can stand proud in the fact that the United States took home the most medals of all other countries in the world. We were honored with 9 gold, 15 silver, and 13 bronze medals! Each winner was presented with a medallion and a special floral bouquet designed out of spider mums, hypericum berries, lily grass, and ti leaves. I’m sure most of the attention people put is on the medal itself, but for those who are interested, there’s a story behind this year’s presentation bouquet.
According to Yahoo’s popular Sports Blog, they noted the following touching story:
June Strandberg, the bouquet designer and owner of Just Beginnings, teaches floristry to women who have left prison, are recovering from addiction, or have been victims of violence. It's a pretty amazing program, and Strandberg has even taken it behind bars, where she educates convicts. She believes it's her work with these correctional programs that secured the Olympic contract.
So next time you take a look at something simple, you might be surprised that it’s more than meets the eye!