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      Rosie the Riveter Celebration in Middle River

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      May 16, 2015

      Saturday  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      701 Wilson Point Road
      Middle River, Maryland 21220

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      Rosie the Riveter Celebration

      We Can Do It! An Armed Forces Day of activity honoring the women who kept the homefront moving when the men went to war. At 12pm a ceremony will honor attending Rosies and veterans. At 2:30pm, help to set a world’s record in Middle River for the largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter! Glenn Martin was the first WWII industrial employer to hire women for working jobs on an industrial assembly line when in August, 1941, he hired his first 19 women to help build airplanes for the war effort. Alice Whitmer Podolsky, one of those 19 women first hired is a member of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association and is looking for at least 776 people to join her for “Mission: Operation Rosie”, breaking the current record. Join Alice and other Rosies in this attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of real Rosies and Rosies for a day, a record currently held by Michigan Rosies. The record was set on March 29, 2014 at Willow Run Airport in Michigan, when 776 people from 3 months old to 97 years old dressed as Rosie the Riveter in their gathering to call attention to the effort to preserve a part of the Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant. To be counted, participants must arrive no later than 2:30pm and dress according to the following Guinness rules. Guinness’s rules for setting the world record are strict when it comes to attire, so Rosies planning on attending the event should wear the following to be counted:
      • A red bandana with large white polka dots. • Red knee socks • Dark blue cotton or denim pants.
      • Black work boots. • A dark blue, long sleeve “Dickie’s-style” cotton work shirt. No denim shirts are allowed.
      Family friendly admission of $3 for adults and $1 for children.
      The Commemorative Air Force will also be visiting and selling tours and flights of its WW II aircraft.

      Categories: Holiday | Museums & Attractions | Outdoors & Recreation

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