In The News

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Hold off on your grocery shopping until Wednesday, if possible.

The Whole Foods Market at 1025 Gilman St. in Berkeley has pledged to donate 5-percent of the store's net proceeds for Wednesday to help fund programs by Rosie the Riveter Trust and the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. Store hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The largest and most diverse gathering of Rosie the Riveter lookalikes ever assembled broke a Guinness World Record at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park Saturday. The day was a celebration of the lasting impact of Rosie on women in America and of Richmond’s central role in the WWII.

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.

See the Youtube Playlist by Don Downey: Rosie the Riveter Richmond Record-Breaking 15AUG2015

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.

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