The Order of Confederate Rose (OCR) is an independent support group to the Sons of the Confederate Veterans (SCV). The OCR was founded in Alabama in 1993 and has quickly spread to other surrounding states. The Society in Florida was chartered in February of 2002. We are a nonprofit, nonracial, nonpolitical and nonsectarian group.
We assist the SCV with their historical, educational, benevolent and social functions. Special emphasis is placed on the preservation of Confederate symbols. Our current project is the Legacy Program. This program has been created to insure that our southern heritage and culture is deeply rooted in the hearts and minds of our future generations.
The Order of Confederate Rose Florida Society was founded in 2002 at the Battle of Olustee re-enactment by Mrs. Lynda O'Neal.
Florida Society is a vibrant and active Society statewide, with Chapters participating in events nearly year round. Roses, Thorns and Rosebuds all over the state are visible in parades, festivals, re-enactments, and dedications as well as living histories.