All Gave Some -- Some Gave All

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The Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project was a joint effort between the City of Long Beach ( former Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske) and the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation. This Project provides friends and families of Long Beach men and women who are serving or have served in the United States military the opportunity to have a banner displayed in their honor along Clark Avenue in east side Long Beach. Clark Avenue (between Carson Avenue and Spring Street) is a heavily traveled corridor and passes by Veterans Stadium and the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center. Banners will be hung on the light poles and a narration available by cellphone will honor these brave Long Beach men.

To launch this program, The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation is placing banners of the 15 men who have given their lives in service to our City and our country while serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Their photographs and biographies are included in this website. You can download the form for sponsoring a banner by clicking here.

For more information on The Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project, please contact the Rosie the Riveter Foundation at info@lbrosie.com or Gerrie Schipske at schipske@gmail.com.

Friday, December 9, 2011

14 Banners to Hang in Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center

14 banners honoring 14 Long Beach men who have given their lives in the service of our country while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will hang from light poles in the Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center located at Clark Avenue and Conant Street in east Long Beach.

The banners will be dedicated on Saturday, December 10 at 9am in a ceremony of remembrance.

The public is encouraged to attend and to thank the families of these men for their dedication and service.