A Retirement to Remember


Betty Reid Soskin served as a full-time National Park Service ranger for only about 11 years, but her retirement at the age of 100 drew a lot of attention, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The oldest active ranger worked at the Rosie the Riveter Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA, which opened in the year 2000.

 Reporting on her retirement, MSNBC noted that she was instrumental in gaining recognition for the contributions of African American women who worked on the home front during World War II by helping to develop and conduct a program focused them. 

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