San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
When it comes to Mother’s Day, images of baking cookies, dusting tables and waxing floors may burble to the surface, but FiestaRoses.com (http://www.FiestaRoses.com) wants to remind Americans that there are many Moms-in-Uniform who are commanders, captains, police officers and firefighters.
To help match Mom’s gift to Mom’s uniform, Fiesta Roses come in a variety of hues, including Aqua, Blue, Emerald, Kiwi and Purple. They also come in bi-colors, like Dreamsicle (orange-white), Fire (red-white), Ice (blue-white), Inspiration (purple-white), Lucky (green-white) and Sunshine (yellow-white).
In addition, Fiesta offers multi-colors, including red, white and blue—an ideal choice for active-duty Moms.
Earlier this year, CNN reported that more than 200,000 women were active-duty military, nearly 17 percent of which were officers, including 69 generals and admirals. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/24/us/military-women-glance)
According to Working Mother, more than 100,000 females who have served in war are mothers. (http://www.workingmother.com/most-powerful-moms-military)
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that there are about “100,000 female sworn officers nationwide in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies”; the percentage of moms varies from department to department. (http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/wle8708.pdf)
Information from the U.S. Census Bureau, which releases a wealth of relevant facts each Mother’s Day, helps put those numbers into perspective:
4.1 million – “Number of women between the ages of 15 and 50 who gave birth in the past 12 months.”
20 percent – “Percentage of all women age 15 to 44 who have had two children. About 47 percent had no children, 17 percent had one, 10 percent had three and about 5 percent had four or more.”
29.2 percent – “The percentage of mothers who had given birth in the past 12 months who had a bachelor's degree or higher and 84 percent of mothers have at least a high school diploma.”
62.1 percent – “Percentage of women age 16 to 50 who had a birth in the past 12 months who were in the labor force.”
10.3 million – “The number of single mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2012, up from 3.4 million in 1970.”
Additional information can be found at http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff11.html.
Such stats might have surprised Anna Jarvis, who the Census Bureau describes as “The driving force behind Mother's Day.” Jarvis organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908.
“As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day,” the Bureau noted.
Fiesta Roses is located in Brevard County and provides overnight delivery to Moms anywhere in the continental United States. Its facilities feature refrigerated storage and top-quality processing systems. Its roses are cultivated in Ecuador.
“The combination of very high elevation, perfect year-round climate and incredibly fertile volcanic soil make it the perfect place to grow large beautiful roses,” a spokesperson said. “It is our mission to provide our customers with the freshest, highest quality and most unique fresh-cut floral products in the world.”
Each rose is carefully inspected and must adhere to strict standards. Why so particular? Fiesta Roses gives its best because Moms give their best.
For more information about Fiesta Roses and its various offerings, visit http://www.FiestaRoses.com. The toll-free number is 1 (800) 986-2918. Fax is 321-622-6958. Business hours, on the east coast, are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The address is 295 North Drive, Suite D, Melbourne FL 32934.
ABOUT: Fiesta Roses is based Melbourne, FL, along what is known as Florida’s Space Coast. The company specializes in quality roses that are cultivated, classified and inspected to maintain Fiesta’s high standard. It is a member of the Business Alliance for Secure Commerce and associated with Flor Ecuador and The Rainforest Alliance. Fiesta Roses is a quality client of Print & Radio (http://www.PrintAndRadio.com).