We checked with snopes.com and yes–these are, in fact, roses . . .
We were giving out roses by the high school. A high school staff member approached me and she wanted to know what we were doing and why we were doing it. I was explaining to her as I gave her a rose that we wanted to give a gift to Fort Frances and tell people that God loves them and we’re doing that by giving out roses. And she was very happy that we were doing this and she said we were standing in a very poignant spot.