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 grassroots campaign to create a "living" memorial in the form of a network of Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens. 


The goals of the campaign are: 

  • Preserve the legacy of the "Rosies" so that it will continue to inspire future generations of young women and girls

new official Rosie the Riveter rose was introduced in 2018 by Weeks Roses and was planted by the National Park Service at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Historical Park in Richmond, CA on National Rosie the Riveter Day on March 21, 2017.


New Rosie the Riveter Rose captures the Spirit of the women

who made history on the Home Front during WWII



Rosie the Riveter Memorial Roses are now being planted in Gardens throughout America.  Each participating Garden displays an official Memorial sign and will be listed on a national registry and locator map.

Events and activities are planned each year on National Rosie the Riveter Day (March 21st) and Spirit of '45 Day (second weekend in August) to promote public awareness about the Gardens and their mission.

Learn more about how you can join the campaign to ensure that the legacy of the Rosies will continue to inspire a new generation of women - especially young girls - to be all they can be! 

Rosie, Rosie, the Riveter

(To the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)


Rosie, Rosie, the Riveter

A famous symbol for women

Worked the Home Front during World War 2

Helping America win.

Rosie, Rosie, the Riveter

No job was too much to do

Factories, shipyards to name a few

Held the country together like glue.

Rosie, Rosie, the Riveter

We believe you’ve earned a reward

Tell the people in the U.S.A.

You deserve a Gold Medal Award!

May 17, 2018 was a very special day in Morris Plains, NJ as teacher Ginny Hussey and students from all three 3rd grade classes at Morris Plains Borough School and the Beautification Committee worked together to plant New Jersey's first “Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden."  

Local resident "Rosie" - Evelyn Carroll - was in attendance as her great grandson Teegan, who helped plant roses in her honor. The students presented Mrs. Carroll with cards and a wreath full of paper roses that they made as a keepsake of the day. 

The day concluded with the students singing Mrs. Carroll and all of the people in attendance a song about Rosie the Riveter. 

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Basic Steps for Planting a 

Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden