On December 3, our own Betty Soskin, National Park Ranger at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, will be in Washington DC, at the White House 2015 National Tree Lighting Ceremony.
She won’t just be there watching like everyone else; she will have the distinct honor of introducing the president of the United States at the ceremony!
While in Washington, DC, she will give her presentation (with the Richmond short film) at the WWII Memorial and again at the Department of Interior before returning home. She will be accompanied by former Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park Superintendent Martha Lee, currently Acting Pacific West Regional Director for the National Park Service and a two-person team of filmmakers who will travel with them to capture footage for the Rosie the Riveter Trust's film of Soskin’s work.
Soskins’s two granddaughters are coming along for a week's adventure that will include a tour of the White House, all of the museums, a preview of the not-yet-opened African American Museum on the Mall; Frederick Douglas's home; and much more.