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By John Kawamoto February 12, 2020 East Bay Times

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January 28, 2020 The Richmond Standard 

Calling all future Rosie the Riveters! Registration has opened for the annual Rosie’s Girls Summer Camp in Richmond, offered to local girls entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grades.

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The nation's oldest national park ranger returned to work this week at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond after a five-month absence.

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January 14, 2020 The Richmond Standard 

Five months after suffering a stroke, resilient National Park Services (NPS) ranger, author, and civil rights activist Betty Reid Soskin is set to return to work at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, although in a more limited capacity than before her illness.

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The Bay Area port City recalls an era of can-do American spirit.

I stroll alongside the SS Red Oak Victory, a World War II ammunition vessel being restored in California’s Richmond harbor, trying to wrap my head around its history, what it represents. Its great hull towers above me, with giant welded plates measuring 455 feet in length. It is the last surviving Victory ship built in Richmond’s shipyard during the war, one of 747 ships of all types manufactured here between 1940 and 1945 at top speed—in its case, 88 days from start to finish. Indeed, Richmond sent more ships to the world’s wartime theaters than any other shipyard in America.
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Michelle’s mother was a “Rosie” during World War II, working for the Department of Agriculture in Kansas while her father went to war in Europe.  Her mother-in-law was also a Rosie, working in a parachute factory, and her father-in-law worked on the home front in poultry production during the war. 

Michelle joined the board of directors for the Rosie the Riveter Trust in 2019, and also serves on the Development Committee and Dinner Committee.  She is committed to using her background in public education and outreach to support the Rosie the Riveter Trust and further the goals of the Rosie the Riveter/WW II Home Front National Historical Park.

Michelle is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and is a lifelong student of American history.

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Abbie Bennett - Connecting Vets
November 13, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The women who would later be characterized by the symbol of "Rosie the Riveter" could receive Congress' highest award if a bill approved by the House today becomes law.

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Tatiana Sanchez Sep. 22, 2019 San Francisco Chronicle

Betty Reid Soskin, the National Park Service’s oldest park ranger, is recovering from a stroke, her son announced on Sunday, her 98th birthday.

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August 8, 2019 the Richmond Standard

Think you had a busy summer?

Perhaps you haven’t met Rosie’s Girls, a fearless group of 30 sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Richmond and San Pablo.

Just reading through their six-week summer itinerary is exhausting. Four days in Yosemite. Ropes course at Fort Miley. Silk-screening at the Richmond Art Center. Tours of the Mission Science Center, the Chevron Richmond Refinery, the SS Red Oak Victory and the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. A Career Day at Kennedy High with more than 30 women who work jobs formerly considered exclusive to men.

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

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