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RICHMOND, Calif. – Marking the 2018 National Rosie the Riveter Day, the National Park Service (NPS) and Rosie the Riveter Trust 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 March 21, 2018 as National Rosie the Riveter Day.
WHAT: National Rosie the Riveter Day: Honoring women who worked on the World War II Home Front. 10 am-11am.
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.
The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/