New rose honoring ‘Rosies’ planted at Texas Panhandle War Memorial

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A new rose has found its way into the garden at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial.

The American Rosie the Riveter Association started a new chapter here in Amarillo, and today at the Randall County Master Gardeners planted five new flowers dedicated to local riveters who did their part during world war two.

“It’s a specially designed engrafted rose called the Rosey the Riveter floribunda. It was designed by a botanist on the west coast dedicated to the 6-million Rosies during 1941-1945,” said American Rosie the Riveter Association President, Kitty O’Cairre.

We weren’t the only ones to plant the rose. Chapters from across the country also honored the Rosies by planting the floribunda.

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