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

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dec 15th Special Ceremony Honoring LB Home Town Heroes

Please join us Saturday, December 15th at 9 am at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center as we place Christmas wreaths so those who served in the military at our "All Gave Some -- Some Gave All" military memorial.

We will also be honoring the 15 Long Beach residents who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan with a reading of their names by members of the US military. Our newest "home town hero" Sgt. Thomas MacPherson will be honored with the display of his memorial banner in Rosie the Riveter Park.

The public is invited for this brief, moving ceremony.