Marine Rose Program


Started by Marine, Eddie Gallagher, from New York, and designed to parallel the VFW "Poppy" program, The Marine Rose is used to provide funds for detachments to assist veterans, youths, and provide other services to the community.
  • Health and comfort items for hospitalized veterans.
  • Support programs such as bingo or holiday parties for hospitalized or retired veterans in Retirement homes.
  • Scholarships
  • Assist youth programs
  • Humanitarian Aid
Banner Thor Detachment conducts a Marine Rose Fundraiser twice a year in order to raise funds to assist Operation Hometown Gratitude.  Check our calendar for dates and locations of our next Marine Rose Fundraiser. 


In 1778, during the War of Independence, theMarine Corps Rose was dedicated to those Marines who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for their country. This tradition was continued by the French during World War One when the Marines attacked the Germans in the trenches at Belleau Wood, Roses were planted by the grateful French people at the graves of the Fallen Marines. When and where ever you see Leaguers or Young Marines distributing these remembrances take and wear one proudly.
Marines of WWI