Rosie the Riveter Guinness World Record
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UPDATE February 14, 2017: The reason our record-setting Rosie the Riveters gather at Willow Run is to raise awareness and funds for the effort to save, preserve, and renovate Rosie’s historic World War II-era Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan to be the future NEW home of the Yankee Air Museum. You can learn more about this effort at www.savethebomberplant.org and you can follow the Yankee Air Museum on Facebook.
Congratulations to the fabulous Rosies of Richmond, California for gathering 2,229 people dressed as Rosie the Riveter on August 13, 2016 to beat our previous World Record of 2,096 Rosies at historic Willow Run, Michigan on October 24, 2015. California’s new record has been officially recognized by Guinness!
So, Are We Going to Bring the World Record Back to Willow Run, Michigan?
We’d love to bring the record back home! Bookmark this page for future updates. But in the meantime, we are working on raising the funds needed to turn our “saved” portion of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant into a Museum. Willow Run is where the original Rosie the Riveter, Rose Will Monroe of movie newsreel fame, worked. You can help right now by clicking here, or on the big, red DONATE button on this page.
Why is the Willow Run Bomber Plant So Important?
The Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan was built in 1941, and produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers during WWII. It was the largest factory under one roof in the world at 3 million square feet in size, with two half-mile-long assembly lines. Willow Run employed 42,000 workers, one third of them were women who were paid the same as the men. Willow Run was where Rose Will Monroe, the “original WWII Rosie the Riveter” of newsreel fame, worked. She was filmed by the government under the direction of actor and producer Walter Pidgeon, and her face and name were familiar to WWII movie-goers as a personification of the popular “Rosie the Riveter” wartime propaganda character.
Rosie the Riveter, both then and now, represents ALL female wartime workers who stepped up to fill the many roles left behind by men who went to fight overseas. These women riveted, welded, kept the railroads running, conducted street cars, typed and filed, sewed parachutes, and even played pro baseball!
Media and bloggers: Please feel free to use the press photo below in your articles and posts. Please mention the “Save The Bomber Plant” campaign to raise funds to renovate our “saved” portion of the Willow Run Bomber Plant to become the future NEW home of the Yankee Air Museum… and please link to the home page of this website at http://www.SaveTheBomberPlant.org. Thank you so much! For more background information, click here to read the story behind the Rosie the Riveter World Record.
2015 Participants CLICK HERE for Information on how to get Official Certificates and Photo for the Oct. 24, 2015 World Record!