August 14, 2017

Rosies rocked Richmond again

Contributed by Lincoln Cushing, Archivist and Historian

The 3rd annual Home Front Festival and Rosie Rally was held in Richmond, California, on Saturday, August 12. The event honored those who contributed to the World War II home front, especially the women who stepped up — as they always do.

The highlight is always the contest for number of people dressed as Rosie. Certified attendance of 2,229 didn't top our own Guinness-record-setting count of the 2016 rally, but we kept our lead over our counterparts at the Willow Run plant in Michigan. Whew.

Thank you, Rosie the Riveter Trust, staff at the National Park visitor center, and all the women who showed up. It was truly inspiring.