The Roses for Rosies Ceremony held in Dodge City on February 1, 2019 was hugely successfully. Ceremony Organizer Paula Sellens expected to honor thirty-five Rosies and her total was 130. Sellens expected perhaps fifty people to attend the ceremony and over 100 were present. The Table of Honor was very popular. The table featured pictures, newspaper articles, magazine articles, personal stories, Rosie memorabilia, and a proclamation from Governor Laura Kelly.
National Auxiliary President Kathy Dungan and National Auxiliary Leadership Committee Chairman Trish Ward participated in the ceremony. A living Rosie, Virginia Ball, attended. “Some people drove hundreds of miles to attend,” Sellens said. “Each of these people received a rose from President Dungan to honor their Rosie. This ceremony will help ensure that their memories and legacies live on.”