Friday, September 11, 2015

Rosie The Riveter

1,800 (unofficial count) women dressed as "Rosie the Riveter" in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The current record was set last year when 776 Rosies and Rosie lookalikes gathered at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI.

Women of all ages donned blue coveralls, red socks, and red bandannas with white polka dots and gathered in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most Rosies in one place at one time since World War II. The event took place one day after the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that marked the end of World War II. The Rosies are credited with empowering young girls and redefining a woman’s role in the workplace.


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