Vanport residents working in garden, circa 1944: A2001-025.724 - Portland City Archives

Vanport residents working in garden, circa 1944: A2001-025.724 - Portland City Archives

As part of the VANPORT MOSAIC FESTIVAL 2018 May 23-28
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the flood that destroyed Vanport, Oregon's second largest city and the largest WWII federal housing project. 

Vanport Mosaic invites you to a very special tribute to the survivors and those who lost their life on that day. In recognition of the events surrounding Vanport and the flood of 1948, the Royal Rosarians will honor the Vanport Community by conducting a Rose Planting.

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VANPORT ROSE PLANTING CEREMONY
Thursday, May 24, 10:00 AM  
Peninsula Park, Portland
(the ceremony will take about 30 minutes)

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Since 1912 The Royal Rosarians have been the Official Greeters and Ambassadors of Goodwill for the city of Portland. On behalf of the Mayor of Portland and the citizens of Portland they greet dignitaries coming to Portland from around the world. They also represent Portland at out of town festivals and activities sharing their slogan, “For You A Rose In Portland Grows”. We all know them by their trademark white suits and straw hats.
One of the Ceremonies they perform, is a beautiful Rose Planting Ceremony. Roses are planted in recognition of a specific person, place or event. They have planted roses at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, China, Spain, Italy, South America etc. They have planted roses literally all over the world.  

We appreciate the Royal Rosarians for honoring the community with this event and thank them greatly.

For info, please contact Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti at laura@vanportmosaic.org

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