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Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center on Dec. 11 at 10:00 am
Opening to Coordinate with Wreath-Laying Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery

Saturday, December 11, 2010, 10:00 am
Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center,
intersection of Clark Avenue and Conant Street, Long Beach
 

The ceremony will celebrate the completion of numerous enhancements to the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, which honors the thousands of women who worked at the Douglas Aircraft plant during World War II.

Coordinated with the Wreaths Across America project, this event will include the laying of seven wreaths wreath (with flags of the six military branches and a flag for POW/MIA) at the newly completed military memorial and compass rose section of the Long Beach park. Wreaths Across America will feature more than 450 participating locations across the country, including Arlington National Cemetery.

Who:
City CouncilwomanGerrie Schipske, who is also President of The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation
More than 20 “Rosie the Riveters” and their families

When:
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 10:00 am

Where:
Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, intersection of Clark Avenue and Conant Street, Long Beach

Background:
The Long Beach site is first of its kind in Southern California and is only the second park of its type in the United States. It is located just steps from the former site of the Douglas Aircraft plant.