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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”.
WEAR ONE PROUDLY!!!
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.