By Maryann Enciso, Vice-Commandant, Marine Corps League #1121, Oakhurst, CA
MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Rose Cecilia Jurado was born on Nov. 28, 1919. She will celebrate her 102nd birthday this month. Rose is a community volunteer that likes to help veterans in the Mountain Communities.
I got in touch with Rose via our Chaplain, Richard Lamontagne, who told me he met Rose’s daughter, Pat Brown, and she wanted us to know her Mom wanted to donate some blankets for our silent auction, at the Marine Corps Ball on Nov. 10, 2021. Pat Brown delivered these amazing handmade patriotic blankets. I told her daughter, I wanted to meet Rose and if the ladies of the Marine Corps League could arrange a time to come meet Rose and thank her for the beautiful blankets.
On Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, we were able to meet Rose and spend the afternoon with her. Rose grew up in Los Angles and was a homemaker. Her husband served in the Army. Her son-in-law served in the Marine Corps. Rose likes to help veterans and give back to her community. It was wonderful to sit down, and get a chance to hear her prospective and what keeps her going. She believes in helping other people. She told us it takes her two days to make one blanket but it’s time well spent.
Rose is a true inspiration to everyone that has the honor of meeting her.
These blankets will be auctioned at the Marine Corps Ball at the Hitching Post on Nov. 10, 2021. All proceeds will go to the Marine Corps League, and to help our local veterans.