Rosies Rocked Richmond Again

posted on August 14, 2017

Lincoln Cushing
Heritage writer

The third annual Home Front Festival and Rosie Rally was held in Richmond, Calif., 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. This year’s certified attendance of 2,229 didn’t top our own Guinness-record-setting count of last year, 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.


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