National Rosie the Riveter Day Celebration set for March 21
Real Rosies headline celebration at National Park site in Richmond
RICHMOND, Calif. – Marking the 2018 National Rosie the Riveter Day, Rosie the Riveter Trust and the National Park Service will hold a media availability and photo opportunity on Wednesday, March 21, with local women who worked on the World War II Home Front. Original WWII ‘Rosies’ - now in their 90s - who serve as national park docents to help educate the public about their efforts and the war, will gather with other local Rosies at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center in Richmond, Calif., to celebrate the day as part of National Women’s History Month.
Acknowledging the important role women played on the home front during World War II, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives designated the March 21 date as National Rosie the Riveter Day for 2018. Senate Resolution 418, introduced by Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) was passed by unanimous consent on Feb. 28. In the House, HR 756 was introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA-2) and co-sponsored by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA-11), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA-14), and Rep. Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8).
WHO: World War II Rosies, Rosie the Riveter Trust, National Park Service
WHAT: National Rosie the Riveter Day: Honoring women who worked on the World War II Home Front
WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center
1414 Harbour Way South, the Oil House (Ford Building/Craneway) Richmond, Calif.
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA is the flagship National Park Service site selected to tell the story of Rosie the Riveter and WWII Home Front workers of all kinds. This unique park chronicles the explosive growth of wartime industry, the innovations fostered by visionaries like Henry J. Kaiser, and the extraordinary history of ordinary people who were challenged as never before and came together to overcome wartime odds.
Rosie the Riveter Trust is the official partner working to expand park programs and build a community of support for the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. For more information about the Trust and its role in supporting park programs, visit the Trust’s web site at www.rosietheriveter.org.
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