By Kathy Chouteau
The Rosie the Riveter Trust is appealing for community support to help deliver “roses for the Rosies” this Valentine’s Day. Supporters can donate roses to Rosie ambassadors, which will be delivered in bouquets on Valentine’s Day Sun., Feb. 14 along with a note and a virtual message detailing how many roses were collectively given via the effort.
Supporters can donate anywhere from a single rose up to 50 roses. Nobody embodies the Rosie the Riveter “We Can Do It” spirit like the original Rosies who served on the Richmond Home Front during WWII. The Valentine’s Day effort offers the perfect opportunity for community members to show their love for the elder Rosie ambassadors who volunteer for the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. Pre-pandemic, the Rosies’ could often be seen at various park activities including the annual Rosie Rally.
“This Valentine’s Day we invite you to celebrate our Rosie ambassadors,” stated the Trust on its website. “They miss seeing you all at the park, and this would be a wonderful opportunity for you to let them know how much you appreciate their ‘We Can Do It’ spirit.”