(BEDFORD) – Monday, May 20th at 6 p.m. will be the dedication of the donated limestone monument from Elliott Limestone Company for the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Garden located on the corner of 16th and Q in Bedford.
This event is open to the public.
Angie Timan says the purpose of the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens are to ensure that the Rosies’ legacy will live on in the young women of today and tomorrow.
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who joined the military.
As a nation-wide initiative, Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens are meant to serve as a beautiful reminder of the contributions of women to our country’s success.