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Rosie the Riveter Richmond CA Guinness World Record-Breaking Event Saturday, August 15, 2015 1-3pm at the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

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Hundreds of women of all ages donned blue coveralls, red socks, and red bandannas with white polka dots and gathered near San Francisco in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most Rosies in one place at one time since World War II.

From January 1943 to August 1945, when she was 20 years old, Kay Morrison worked as a welder in a shipyard on the San Francisco Bay.

On Saturday, a day after the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender and World War II's end, the 91-year-old was back in her old stomping grounds, dressed in all-blue coveralls, work boots, red socks and a red bandanna with polka-dots.

Twelve years ago Sharon Moore founded www.rosiesworkwear.com, an online store named for the iconic composite of women who entered the workplace in nontraditional roles during World War II. Moore's company sells industrial work wear for women, and business has been so good she recently purchased a van for her San Luis Obispo-based company.

The spirit of Rosie the Riveter is alive and well in Richmond, where 27 local girls spent six weeks this summer exploring non-traditional career options.

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RICHMOND -- The city that shattered records for shipbuilding during World War II is now setting its sights on breaking a record by having the most people dressed as home front icon Rosie the Riveter assembled at one time.

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