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New garden to honor Rosie the Riveter

Posted July 18, 2019

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Mayor Betsy Price, center, joins other celebrants at the groundbreaking for the Rosie garden.

Fort Worth’s Vintage Flying Museum is joining the growing list of Rosie the Riveter Rose Gardens across the nation.

The American Rosie the Riveter Association’s Fort Worth branch is organizing the effort. The association hopes to have a garden planted in every congressional district across the nation.

Mayor Betsy Price attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the garden and spoke about the contributions of the Rosies. “There are thousands of women working at Lockheed, doing exactly the same job the men are doing, Rosie the Riveters are responsible for making that lasting legacy,” she said.

“It’s all of you who have gone before us and opened the door for us,” Price said. “Rosie became the symbol of strength and tenacity that helped America and the rest of the world prevail against the forces of evil.”

The Fort Worth garden will be a square layout with a picnic pavilion, The garden will feature a Rosie the Riveter rose bush, a specially bred red and orange variety to honor the women who contributed from the home front.

The Fort Worth Vintage Flying Museum is at 505 N.W. 38th St., Hangar 33 South.

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