Vintage Flying Museum’s Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden
The Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden at the Vintage Flying Museum is a collaborative effort between the American Rosie the Riveter Association Fort Worth Chapter, the Vintage Flying Museum and the Fort Worth Rose Society.
Rosie the Riveter is the collective name given to the women who went to work in industry jobs typically held by men thus releasing the men for military duty. Rosies worked in several industries including aviation, weaponry, ship building, farming and others. Volunteer Rosies contributed to the war effort by collecting materials such as scrap metal, growing a victory garden or volunteering at the USO.
There were over 6 Million Rosies and 10 Million Rosie Volunteers.
In 2018, the Spirit of 45 organization had the idea to create a living memorial to honor the Rosie the Riveters. They partnered with Weeks Roses to develop the Rosie the Riveter Rose as a way to honor the women who served on the home front during WWII. Since these women served in their local communities, the goal is to create a memorial rose garden in every congressional district in the US.
How can you help?
There are several ways you can help bring this living memorial to life:
Memorial Bricks – $50/$100
Memorial bricks will make up several pathways within the garden. Bricks are available in two sizes 8×8 and 4×8. Customization determined based on the brick size.
Bricks can be purchased online at : www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/rosievfm
Sponsor a Rosie the Riveter Rose – $250
Honor the Rosie by sponsoring a Rosie the Riveter Rose in the Memorial Rose Garden. Includes a custom memorial marker and recognition on the Museum Wall of Rosies. Even if you don’t know a Rosie or have one in your family, you can still honor these amazing women by sponsoring one of the Rosie Roses.
In lieu of a monetary donation, in-kind donations of goods and/or services are always welcome and appreciated. If you would like to donate or sponsor items to help us build the garden, below is a list of items needed:
- Entry Arbor
- Plants and Trees
- Garden Benches
- Printing Services
- Rosie Platinum – $5,000.00
Includes a ride on the Commemorative Air Force’s B-24 Diamond Lil, recognition on the museum donor wall and recognition in print and online media. *
- Rosie Gold – $2,500.00
Includes a ride flight for two (2) people on The Greatest Generation’s C-47, recognition on the museum donor wall and recognition in print and online media.*
- Rosie Silver – $1,000.00
Includes two tickets (dinner included) to the Vintage Flying Museum’s Annual Hangar Dance, recognition on the museum donor wall and recognition in print and online media.
- Rosie Bronze – $500.00
Includes a one year family membership to the Vintage Flying Museum, recognition on the museum donor wall and recognition in print and online media.
Donation to the garden can be made through our Paypal account or by sending a check made out to ARRA-Fort Worth Chapter to P.O. Box 821093 | North Richland Hills, Texas 76182
If you are interested in donating to the garden or would like more information about how you can be involved in the amazing project, please contact Leslie Garvis at email@example.com.
Follow the progress of the garden on our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/VFMRosietheRiveterMemorialRoseGarden/