Marissa Fox speaking about her experience as a Girl scout troop leader.
Marissa is a small-town woman, with great abilities to pull different ages together, as the leader of a Girl Scout troop in Glenville, WV.
In addition to Rosie work she shares in this short video, her daughter, Kindra, was the first person to ring a bell for Rosies™ on a rainy day April day in 2014, when dogwood trees were planted at the same time in four states. Kindra, who was a Brownie Scout then, rang a large handbell to let Bobbie Lamb, a Rosie, know when the tree hit the ground at a high school.
By that fall, the first Ring a Bell for Rosies™ event was held in multiple locations, including the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia, and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
Soon after, the Netherlands Embassy worked with the National Park Service to announce the restoration of the Netherlands Carillon that was given to the US by the Netherlands to thank Americans for helping to win World War II, which liberated the Netherlands.
Hugo Keesing, Ph.D.
In 2014, Dr. Hugo Keesing an American who was born in Holland during World War II, called Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc. after a Washington Post article.
He excitedly discussed how to include his knowledge of World War II music and the knowledge of his country in educating about Rosies.
Since then, he has presented with Rosie to university students, helped the Embassy of the Netherlands in Washington with a series of celebrations of Rosies, and helped facilitate two trips that Rosies took to the Netherlands, in 2015 and in 2017.
It was Dr. Keesing who researched the origin of the phrase “Rosie the Riveter”. It was used first in a song with that name, and it was later picked up by artists and the general public.
Tim’s help through the Brunswick, Maryland American Legion has personally made Brunswick a model city.
Examples of his “Rosie work” work:
He helped hang a trail of bluebird nest boxes, hosted Rosies in the Annual Veterans’ Day Parade,
He planted a dogwood tree at Brunswick’s historic train station, arranged for the carillon in Fredrick to be rung several Labor Days,
He transported Rosies to and from many events in his region and in DC, made posters, went the Washington to educate Members of Congress,
He got a Rosies’ birth certificate in PA so that she could go to the Netherlands,
He took Rosies to dinner on holidays, and arranged a limo for a Rosie and teens to attend a special Girl Scout ceremony.