Rosie The Riveter Trust - Items filtered by date: November 2015

Phyllis Gould finally got her hug.

Not just any hug. And not just from anyone.

The 92-year-old Rosie the Riveter had been waiting a long time for the warm embrace she got Monday from Vice President Joe Biden.

"Oh my gosh, it was wonderful," Gould told reporters outside the White House, adding that she and her friends were invited to eat at Biden's home on Tuesday. "He came bursting out of a room and grabbed me. ...And then he hugged everyone. He's such a nice person. And fun."

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Phyllis Gould waited 12 years for the moment when she, one of the six original "Rosie the Riveters," made it to the White House.

Gould, 92, and her five fellow "Rosie the Riveters," who worked in a shipyard during World War II, were invited by Vice President Joe Biden Monday after a decades-long letter campaign by Gould that began when Bill Clinton was in office.

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The Rosies are finally off to Washington DC to get a "real hug" from Vice President Joe Biden.

The six elderly women from the Bay Area were sent off in style, with Virgin America rolling out the red carpet and donating premium cabin seats for their trip.

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To anyone who knows Phyllis Gould, it's no surprise that at age 92 she's making news. As a woman who's lived her life with fierce independence and fearlessness, her persistence in gaining recognition in the White House for female World War II defense workers is merely her latest exploit.

Gould is the organizer of a week-long trip to Washington, D.C., for a group of California "Rosie the Riveters," beginning this Saturday.

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AFTER WRITING LETTERS to the White House for many years, Phyllis Gould of Fairfax and four other Rosie the Riveters are set to fly Saturday to Washington, D.C. to meet Vice President Joe Biden.

Gould, 92, worked as a welder at the Kaiser Richmond shipyards during World War II and has been writing letters since 2008 petitioning elected officials to recognize the contributions of Rosies such as herself. Biden invited the Rosies to the White House in October. The visit was made possible by a fundraising campaign that began late last year.

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annual dinner

The Rosie the Riveter Trust Board of Directors invites you to attend Growing a Rosie Future, our Annual Benefit Dinner 2018. This event will honor living Rosies and other home front workers who transformed American industry, society and culture, and help raise funds for our youth programs. Enjoy a special evening to benefit programs of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

Join us at El Cerrito’s historic Berkeley Country Club on Saturday April 7, 2018, to enjoy a special homage to WWII’s Victory Gardens, as we commemorate the many ways ordinary people stepped up to overcome global challenge, and came together as a society. Meet surprise guests and help us raise funds to inspire new generations with vital historical knowledge and a 21st Century “We Can Do It” spirit.

Early bird tickets are $180, available here: https://rosietheriveter.givezooks.com/events/annual-dinner-2018

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RICHMOND — Fundraising efforts have begun in earnest to send five women — including one from Fairfax — who served as defense workers in World War II to Washington, D.C., in April to meet Vice President Joe Biden.

The invitation was extended by Biden in a personal phone call in October after an extended letter-writing campaign of several years by Phyllis Gould, 92, a Fairfax resident who worked at the Kaiser Richmond shipyards during World War II.

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RICHMOND -- They came to this city's national park from as far as Georgia and Germany, ages ranging from 4 to 83.

The draw was a rare Bay Area treasure, a government worker made famous by a government shutdown.

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We Can Do It…Today!


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Youth & School Programs

The "We Can Do It" attitude that pervades Home Front history inspires Richmond youth to new heights. Help us to develop new programs for schoolchildren and a transportation fund for schools in need.

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Preserving History

Richmond contains more intact WWII Home Front sites than any other place in the U.S. Visitors can explore a wealth of sites that bring the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front history alive across the cityscape.

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Visitor Education Center

Visiting the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, the Rosie Memorial and all Richmond City public parks is all FREE! See driving directions, hours of operation, park maps, and more.

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Support our work to inspire generations with the stories of the WWII Home Front. Your gifts help complete major projects and offer programs to school children. Become a member, donate, or volunteer.

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