If you live in or near Richmond, CA and don’t have plans for Saturday, we’ve got just the perfect thing for you. Grab your family and friends and head to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park to take part in defending (or possibly breaking) the Guinness World record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter.” The Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park holds the current record, which stands at 2,229 Rosies.
The “Rosie Rally” is part of the 3rd annual Home Front Festival, which will feature historical displays, kids’ activities, food and live entertainment.
“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.”
If you want to take part in the Rosie Rally…
Here’s what you need to know:
All participants are asked to check in at 10:00am at The Craneway Pavillion Ford Assembly Plant.
The Guinness World Records count will take place at 11:00am
To be counted as a “Rosie,” organizers have established the following “attire guidelines”:
- Red bandana/headscarf with white polka-dots (must cover hair)
- Outfits must be dark blue… long-sleeve workers coveralls, OR long-sleeve dark blue collared shirt and dark blue pants, OR very dark blue jeans
- Red socks that cover calves (pants must be rolled up to reveal socks)
- Black work boots or work shoes OR brown work boots.
-no faded denim jeans
-no denim shirts
-no bib overalls
For information, check out this handy resource guide that offers tips what to and what not to wear, and where you can find identifiable Rosie wardrobe items “for cheap, or free.” Visit Rosie the Riveter Trust or call 510-232-5050 Ext. 0
Good luck Rosies. You can DO IT!
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