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Monday, August 28, 2017

Rosie Rally Attempts To Defend Its World Record For Largest Gathering Of People Dressed Like The Icon

Photo: NPS

If you live in or near Richmond, CA and don’t have plans for Saturday, we’ve got just the perfect thing for you. Grab your family and friends and head to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park to take part in defending (or possibly breaking) the Guinness World record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter.” The Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park holds the current record, which stands at 2,229 Rosies.

The “Rosie Rally” is part of the 3rd annual Home Front Festival, which will feature historical displays, kids’ activities, food and live entertainment.

“We’re rallying to show how women made a difference during one of the greatest challenges in our nation’s history,” said Marsha Mather-Thrift, executive director of Rosie the Riveter Trust. “We want to remind the world that women across the nation and here in Richmond took on work that had been mostly the exclusive realm for men until women were needed to support the war effort. Then, women rallied and rose to the occasion and that’s what we want them to do with us again.”

If you want to take part in the Rosie Rally...

Here’s what you need to know:

All participants are asked to check in at 10:00am at The Craneway Pavillion Ford Assembly Plant.

The Guinness World Records count will take place at 11:00am


Source: http://womenyoushouldknow.net/rosie-rally-defend-world-record-people-dressed-icon/

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