For Immediate Release: July 23, 2015
Event Date: August 15, 2015 1-3 pm
Come Join Us! The National Park Service, in coordination with Rosie the Riveter Trust, City of Richmond, and Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be hosting a Rosie Rally! We hope to break the Guinness World Record with the greatest number of women of all ages dressed as Rosies in one place and time since WWII.
The event is centered around the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII on August 14th 1945, and is part of a worldwide effort by the Spirit of ’45 to honor the sacrifices, efforts, and legacy of the men and women who served their country during the war. The event will include a musical performance by the Swingin’ Blue Stars, unveiling of a sculpture of Rosie by Seward Johnson, and a ceremony to commemorate the end of the war, followed by a photo of all the Rosies. Men are welcome to attend and assist with our attempt to break the record currently held by 776 Rosies in Ypsilanti Michigan.
Rules for Participation – Proper Uniform is Required
- Red bandana with approximately 1” diameter white polka-dots (hair should be pinned up, not down or in a ponytail).
- Dark blue long-sleeve workers coveralls, OR long-sleeve dark blue collared shirt and dark blue pants, OR very dark blue jeans (not faded). Long sleeves must be rolled up like the classic image.
- Red socks that cover calves (pants must be rolled up to reveal socks).
- Black or brown workboots or workshoes.
NOTE: – no faded denim jeans – no denim shirts – no bib overalls – no t-shirts – no sweats
**Official Rosie the Riveter bandanas and red socks will be available at the event for $7 per pack. First 100 people get a FREE pack with the official bandana and socks provided by Rosie the Riveter Trust.
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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 visit the website. Admission to the Visitor Center and all park sites and programs is free.
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