World War II

photo courtesy of Phyllis Gould

During World War Two women became vital wartime workers, filling in on jobs traditionally held by men. Collectively they became known as “Rosie the Riveter.” And now for the first time, there will be a national holiday recognizing the work of these women, but just for this year. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports a Marin County "Rosie" is behind the effort to get the holiday on the calendar every year.

The Rosie the Riveter World War II Homefront National Park will be holding a special commemorative event with local Rosies tomorrow.

Revisiting Rosie the Riveter

Aug 11, 2015

  The world record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter, is not held by the Richmond museum that bears her name. But they are out to capture it on Saturday.

  Follow these links for more information about the Rosie Rally, and details on how to dress for the occasion. The website for the Rosie The Riveter Trust is here.