Quincy Flag Day Parade – Honoring Rosie the Riveter

Saturday was an extremely special Flag Day parade in Quincy, MA for my family.

My Grandmother-in-law was honored as Grand Marshal and thanked for being a “Rosie” during WWII.

The parade route goes right under my condo balcony, so of course I threw a party to host all the family that wanted to attend.

Here’s the balcony view!

Marshal

RosieFloat

Here’s a close up from family that went to the street level to cheer:

Rosie

My Grandmother-in-law, her sister Mary – both worked during WWII & my mother-in-law

With the 70th anniversary of WWII, there have been a few awards ceremonies that my Grandmother-in-law has been a part of this year.

The Netherlands Embassy invited her to Washington DC for an amazing thank you ceremony!

Check out this awesome tweet from the Netherlands Embassy post event!

She was also recently surprised with an award at the Quincy city council meeting: South Shore ‘Rosies’ honored by Quincy city council

We’re very proud!

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10 thoughts on “Quincy Flag Day Parade – Honoring Rosie the Riveter

    • Ha! Thanks Amy.

      She’s an amazing woman.

      And I love living in the same city as her, since it’s easy to visit often.

      She still bakes cakes for everyone’s birthdays.

      She has 7 children – 5 of them are married. Then counting people who married in like myself, she has 15 grandkids!

      EVERYONE gets a cake on their birthday.

      Nana is the best!

  1. Oh Wow! This is a super Wow! What a woman, your grandmother-in-law, and so pleased to see these well deserved honors and acknowledgments bestowed on her, what a great event!

    • Glad to share the photos!

      Marcis made a 45 minute video of the float in the parade and then Nana’s speech accepting a plaque for being grand marshal. He’s bringing the file to father’s day so I’m sure they’ll be quite a few viewings of it.

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