Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens 

Be part of a national campaign to build a living memorial to honor the women who made history on the Home Front during WWII   

In an effort to help to ensure that the contributions of women who worked on the Home Front during WWII -  known collectively as "Rosie the Riveter" - are fully acknowledged, members of the Spirit of '45 Day collaborative are leading a national campaign to create a "living" memorial in the form of a national network of Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens. 
The goals of the campaign are: 
  • Preserve the legacy of the "Rosies" so that it will contiue to inspire future generations of young women and girls
  • Ensure passage of the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal legislation now pending in the U.S. Senate (S.2500) and House of Representatives (H.R.4912) 
  • Locate surviving Rosies so they can be acknowledged and be included in a permanent national registry 

Make a tax deductible donation today so we can
keep this important grassroots project growing!
A new official Rosie the Riveter rose was introduced in early 2018 by Weeks Roses that is now being planted in Gardens throughout America.
The first Rosie the Riveter Memorial Roses were planted by the National Park Service at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Historical Park in Richmond, CA. 
"America's Longest Working Rosie," Elinor Otto, 98, is the Honorary Chairwoman for the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens campaign.  Elinor planted the first community Garden at the Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach, CA with Congressman Allan Lowenthal.  

Garden Locations
If you would like to plant a
Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden in your community,
please contact us.
Each participating Garden displays an official Memorial plaque 
and will be listed on a national registry and locator map.
 "We were honored to be part of this rose planting ceremony honoring the legacy of Rosie the Riveters locally and nationally. This is one of many rose gardens that will be planted across the country between now and March 21, Rosie the Riveter Day, to recognize the remarkable women who made history on the Home Front during World War II. These living memorials will inspire generations to come." Willamalane Park and Recreation District. Eugene, OR
Candidate sites for future Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens include the National World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C., the East Coast World War II Memorial in Battery Park, New York, and the following state memorials:
Arizona World War II Memorial (Phoenix, AZ)
Florida State World War II Memorial (Tallahasee, FL)
National Cemetery of the Pacific (Honolulu, HI)
Idaho Veterans Memorial (Boise, ID)
Illinois State World War II Memorial (Springfield, IL)
Indiana State World War II Memorial (Indianapolis, IN)
Iowa World War II Freedom Memorial (Des Moines, IA)
Maine World War II Memorial (Bangor, ME)
Maryland World War II Memorial (Annapolis, MD)
Massachusetts World War II Memorials (Boston, MA)
Michigan World War II Memorial site (Royal Oak, MI)
New Jersey World War II Memorial (Trenton, NJ)
New York World War II Memorial (Albany, NY)
Rhode Island World War II Memorial (Providence, RI)
Memorial Park (Columbia, SD)
Texas State World War II Memorial (Austin, TX)
Washington State World War II Memorial (Olympia, WA)
                Become a Founding Community Partner!

Founding Community Partners work directly with Spirit of ’45 and the American Rosie the Riveter Association to guide the direction of the campaign, sharing information and ideas for planning, planting and maintaining a Garden that can help expand the national network.

To learn more about how to become a Founding Community Partner, contact Linda Laurie at RosieGardens@Spiritof45.org