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PRESS RELEASE –FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2017

Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival return to Richmond

Events aim to shatter Rosie the Riveter record, celebrate home front in historic shipyard city

RICHMOND, Calif. – A sea of red and white polka-dot bandanas will flood the Craneway Pavilion and Lucretia Edwards Park in Richmond, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 12, when thousands dressed as the iconic Rosie the Riveter will gather to celebrate the spirit of the women who rallied to support the home front effort during World War II.

“We’re rallying to show how women made a difference during one of the greatest challenges in our nation’s history,” said Marsha Mather-Thrift, executive director of Rosie the Riveter Trust. “We want to remind the world that women across the nation and here in Richmond took on work that had been mostly the exclusive realm for men until women were needed to support the war effort. Then, women rallied and rose to the occasion and that’s what we want them to do with us again on Aug. 12.”

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RICHMOND — The city will try to raise the bar on the verified world record it set last year and you’re invited to be part of it.

The annual Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival on Aug. 12 at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond, will again seek a new Guinness World Record for most people gathered at one time dressed as the Rosie depicted in the famous World War II morale-boosting poster.

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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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