BUILDING THE GARDEN
Less than a year from the selection of the Vintage Flying Museum as the home of the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden, the Board and its volunteers raised the money to build the garden. The dedication was planned for March 21, 2020 - Rosie the Riveter Day! In order to keep our Rosies and community safe, our dedication ceremony was postposed due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have reschedule the dedication for May 15, 2021. Stay tuned for details coming soon.
A special thank you to the all the volunteers from the organizations below who helped bring this living memorial to life!
ARRA - Fort Worth Chapter
Vintage Flying Museum
Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron
Greatest Generation Aircraft
Fort Worth Rose Society
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Keep Fort Worth Beautiful
BSA Troop 700 of Colleyville
City of Haltom City
City of North Richland Hills
Battlin Betties - North Texas Branch
Below is a pictorial history of the development of the Rosie Memorial Garden. We hope you enjoy seeing it come to life as much as we have!
Ground Breaking - July 12, 2019
The Rosie Ring
The main Rosie Rose Ring is a a 12' diameter custom made garden bed. The ring is made cortex steel and will natural rusted look patina as it ages.
Pouring the Concrete
A special thank you to Rocas Concrete and Construction for building our main walkway into the garden and around the Rosie Ring. They generous donated time and materials to build this beautiful walkway.
Planting the Rosie Roses
November 9, 2019
Local Rosie Wilda Stephens joined us to plant the first Rosie the Riveter Rose.
It just so happens the it was also her 97th birthday!
After planting the roses, we celebrated her birthday with a custom made Rosie the Riveter Cake!
Installing the Irrigation System
BAI installing our irrigation system. A huge thank you for their generous donation.
The final touch on the garden was our beautiful powder coated stainless steel fence
complete with a decorative topper and finials.
March 7, 2020
Volunteers gathered to put the finishing touches on the garden.