BUILDING THE GARDEN

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Fence

The final touch on the garden was our beautiful powder coated stainless steel fence
complete with a decorative topper and finials.

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Gardening Day
March 7, 2020

Volunteers gathered to put the finishing touches on the garden.