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Monday, August 15, 2016

2265 ROSIES

They came from near and far—real Rosies, Rosie emulators, canine Rosies, baby Rosies and even male Rosies.

First it was 776 Rosies gathered in May of 2015 at the Willow Run Bomber factory in Ypsilanti, MI, then in August of 2015 1,085 Rosies claimed the record at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Richmond.

Local middle school students at the six-week Rosie’s Girls camp learned about the many future career opportunities available to them — particularly in jobs traditionally thought to have been exclusive to men — during a Career Day event at Kennedy High on Wednesday.

 

WE DID IT! 

On Saturday, August 13th, we broke the Guinness World Record for Most People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter in one place! We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all 2,229 Rosies of all ages who participated in this special day with us, and to all the partners who worked hard to make this day a success. A special thanks goes to the over 30 "real Rosies" who participated in the Rally, making the event that much more meaningful. The legacy of Rosie the Riveter continues to live on! 

You can read more about the Rally on our News and Press page. 

To see the best shots of the Rally, the wonderful Rosie parade down the San Francisco Bay Trail, and the Home Front Festival in Marina Bay Park, check out these fantastic photo galleries:

Dorothy Brown

Karina Furhman

Over eighty fourth-graders from Peres Elementary joined us at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Park on Wednesday, March 23 to launch Richmond’s Every Kid in a Park initiative! These awesome students enjoyed a special field trip to the Visitor Center and Memorial, took a healthy walk along the San Francisco Bay Trail, and brought home a free Park pass admitting them- and their families- to any National Park site this year.

With Every Kid in a Park, The Trust and the Park are partnering with UC Berkeley, Groundwork Richmond, and West Contra Costa Unified School District to cover transportation and other costs so that every Richmond fourth-grade student can take a special field trip to the Park in 2016.

The students filed into the Craneway Pavilion to start the day off with a celebratory program. Speakers included NPS Deputy Director Denise Ryan, who encouraged students to take their new Park passes and explore as many sites as possible, Mayor Tom Butt, and Peres Elementary student Yaretzy Marquez.

Yaretzy spoke about the importance of Parks on behalf of the next generation of stewards and advocates , saying, “They help us understand our history and help us stay connected to our past. They also give us a chance to celebrate ourselves.”

View pictures of the Every Kid in a Park launch!

Rosie the Riveter Trust is proud to support this initiative. To give to Every Kid in a Park and ensure that we reach our goal of bringing over 1,200 students to the Park in 2016, click here. Or mail checks to Rosie the Riveter Trust, P.O. Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807 with “Every Kid in a Park” in the subject line. For more information, call 510-507-2276.

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Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276