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Never Forget Roses
A Community Salute to our Fallen Heroes

Did you find a rose?

Enter the number printed on the rose you found below to learn about the fallen service member your rose represents along with the location of the memorial bearing their name.

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Adam J. Bello
County Executive

Message from Monroe County Executive Adam Bello

Thank you for joining in our community-wide treasure hunt throughout Monroe County’s 22 Parks in celebration of the Veteran’s Outreach Center’s 50th Anniversary!  Residents will search for one of 450 handcrafted copper roses designed by local metal artist Marc Gaiger at special events throughout the summer. The Rose is yours to keep. Each rose has numbered tag on it and is dedicated to a local fallen service member who served our country with distinction and paid the ultimate price for their service.  

View Schedule of Rose Hunt Events

Movies In The Park LogoPart our popular Movies in the Park series (movies start following the rose hunt)

  • June 29 - “Dog” at Innovative Field
  • July 7 - “The Greatest Game Ever Played” at Durand-Eastman Golf Course
  • July 21 - “Atlantis” at Ontario Beach Park
  • July 27 - “Rookie of the Year” at Innovative Field
  • Aug 11 - “Rogue One” at Highland Park
  • Aug 18 - “Hook” at Mendon Ponds Park
  • Sept 1 - “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at Black Creek Park

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“Pound the Ground for VOC” a 5K Run/Walk at Mendon Ponds Park 

  • August 23 at 6pm
  • A benefit for the Veteran’s Outreach Center

Pop-Up Events: Special events at across all 22 County Parks to be announced on social media

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Photos of Roses

Found a Rose?

Enter the number printed on the rose you found at the top of this page to learn about the fallen service member your rose represents along with the location of the memorial bearing their name. 

Did you find a red rose? To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Veterans Outreach Center, 50 of the 450 roses are tinted red - these roses are extra special. The finders of the red roses and their families are invited to register and bring their Never Forget Rose with them as they march in the 2nd Annual Monroe County Veterans Day Parade scheduled for November 12, 2023.  

Memorial Photos

We invite you to find the name of your fallen service member on their memorial and upload a selfie using our photo upload form or post it to social media with the #ROCneverforgetrose hashtag. We will monitor this hashtag and post to Monroe County’s SmugMug page. 

Rose / Memorial Photo Upload Form

Thank you for honoring our fallen service members and helping the VOC celebrate 50 years. Have fun, enjoy our beautiful parks and happy hunting!

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Watch The Making of Roses Video

Are you a veteran or a family member of a veteran and in need of assistance?

Contact the Monroe County Veteran Service Agency for help navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs' paperwork and assistance with your claim for VA benefits.

Veteran Service Agency

Contact the Veteran’s Outreach Center for a comprehensive list supportive programs and services designed to meet the needs of veterans and their families. Through the generosity of our community, all VOC programs and services are provided free of charge.

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Presenting Sponsor
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Gold Sponsor
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