A Flower for Voters

Here in the United States we have an election coming up and there is a lot of talk about voting. We saw this article about people putting “I Voted” stickers on the tombstone of Susan B. Anthony as a tribute to her work to help women get the vote. To help preserve the gravestone, the cemetery has placed a clear cover over the stone that people can put their stickers on.

Of course, leaving a virtual flower on Find a Grave won’t cause any damage to a stone, so to make it easier to say thank you to the people who helped give you the right to vote, we’ve added a couple of images to the Miscellaneous category of flowers.

Here are a few suffragists’ memorials on Find a Grave, but you could use these flowers to honor anyone you like.

7 comments

  1. Just my opinion and my 2 cents worth. I do not think the website FindAGrave should have done this. It feels too political on a memorial site, which I feel should be apolitical. If a member wants to leave a sentiment of I voted, they can easily create their own flower. Again, just my opinion.

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    • I think this is a wonderful idea! Not so much about the “I Voted” stickers but about educating people on the women in our history who paved the way for women to vote today!!

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  2. I think putting politics and gravesites are in poor taste and putting politics in find-a-grave is a bad idea that could cause huge problems if families argue.

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  3. I do not think this is a good idea. What you suggest, may lead to unfortunate consequences. The last thing we need is people defacing memorials, albeit virtual. Politics and personal beliefs have no place on a departed individual’s memorial. It may suggest an idea that the memorialized, might find offensive, were they able to speak.

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  4. FYI….the people of the Suffrage Movement, were political. Saying “I Voted”, is a Civic Duty sentiment…it doesn’t say which party I voted for. It’s “honoring them”.

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  5. Voting has nothing to do with mission of Find-A-Grave. How utterly ridiculous! A ‘flower’ stating “I voted” does not honor the deceased in any way.

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