Society of the Black Rose
The Society has been formed to organize South Carolina Order of Confederate
Rose members that have an interest in portraying the persona
of a widow or mourner. Please see our Calendar Page for some
members will be notified of other events by email or newsletter.
The Society of the Black Rose
is a reminder of the loss of life during the civil war. It is a very
reverent organization. Women who lost loved
ones, be it sons or husbands, men fighting for a cause in which they
so dearly believed in. To be a member of the Society of the Black Rose
is an honor and with that honor is placed the responsibility of portraying
the death of our soldiers who fought so gallantly to protect our way
of life. We walk upon hallowed ground at each Memorial Service we attend.
Being a Black Rose member gives me the opportunity to step back in
time and feel the loss of those that have long since passed, fighting
and defending our precious land. I have felt the stirring of the spirits
of those that we mourn. It is something that lives inside the women
who are Black Roses. These men should not ever be forgotten. The Society
of the Black Rose is an organization that preserves our heritage and
at the same time let’s us mourn the loss that each woman before
us felt. We are not only are paying respect to the fallen soldier but
to the women who loved them.
Keeper of the Rite
Black Rose members must be SC OCR members (either a
chapter member or a member-at-large) to join.
Members must have a complete period mourning outfit (period appropriate
partial mourning is also acceptable).
At present there is not a membership fee.
Member will receive a membership certificate to the Society of
the Black Rose.
The Society will
act under the SCOCR Executive Council with a coordinator, the "Keeper
of the Rite,” as contact person.
"Keeper of the Rite"
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