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The Marine Corps Rose

In 1778, during the War of Independence, a rose was placed on the graves of Marines who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for their country. This tradition was continued by the French during World War l when roses were planted, by the grateful French people, on the graves of the Marines who lost their lives during the “Battle of Beleau Wood”.


The Choctaw Detachment holds a Rose Day fund raiser once a year.  All donations received are used to assist veterans and their families and the youth in our community.

Saturday, August 17
9:00am – 12:00pm
Calandro's Supermarket 12732 Perkins Rd

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