All Gave Some -- Some Gave All


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 or Gerrie Schipske at

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Another Long Beach Man Gives His Life for His Country

It is with sadness that we discover yet another Long Beach Home Town Hero has given his life in service of his country -- Army Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson. Click here for full story carried in the Long Beach Press Telegram and

He is from the 5th Council District.

This marks the 15th Long Beach man who has given his life in service of his country in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Long Beach Hometown Heroes project will have a memorial banner printed in his name and will display it in Rosie the Riveter Park.

The public will be invited for a brief ceremony in his honor.

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