Last weekend, the National Park Service opened a brand new visitor center at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Homefront National Historic Park. Why there is slash in the name, I’m not entirely sure. Bad case of indecision?
The event kicked off with a Native American blessing, and two dozen original Rosies were present and accounted for, including Betty Reid Soskin. Now 91-years-old, Ms. Soskin is a park ranger (Side note: I hope I’m that cool when I’m 91). At the opening ceremony, she spoke about working in the shipyards and belonging to a segregated union.
Speaking of unions, look at this promotional Rosie gimmick from the AFL-CIO, “After all, we wouldn’t have paid vacations without unions!”
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