Cotton offers roses for placement at Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

Published 11:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2022

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Alan Cotton’s Florist will give out free red roses to anyone who would like to visit the shop and place it at the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall through this weekend.

Mr. Cotton arranges a bouquet of red roses at his store in Andalusia.

“It is an honor to have the Vietnam Traveling Memorial in Andalusia. I thought it would be a good, simple way to remember those who gave it all for us. I want to help those who may be going up to the Wall feel a little closer to it and have something to leave. If we are closed or not here, we will leave several roses outside near the front door,” Owner Alan Cotton said.

He added that he wanted to give out roses as a way of remembrance.

“Flowers are such a big part of my business and my life. It’s very emotional and beautiful. Thank you to the Covington Veterans Foundation, the City of Andalusia, the volunteers, and everyone who is involved. Our town goes overboard doing everything, and I think that’s what our city is known for. Welcome everybody to our city and come back. It’s a great place to live.”

Alan Cotton’s Florist, which has been in business for 47 years, is located at 226 South Cotton Street in Andalusia. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

For more information visit or call the store at 334-222-3174.