The Richmond City Council issues a proclamation in honor of the centennial birthday of former 'Rosie the Riveter' Eddie Mae Crummie. (Photo courtesy city of Richmond)

The city of Richmond is honoring the centennial birthday of “Rosie the Riveter” Ms. Eddie Mae Crummie, who turns 100 this month.

Crummie, born on July 26, 1919, is one of the last surviving women who went to work in Richmond’s industrial home front when the male workforce shipped out to fronts in Europe and the Pacific during World War II.

She moved as a child to Richmond, where she has lived ever since.

She worked at the Kaiser Shipyards during the war, and has been active with local church groups in the decades since.

City officials say Crummie also organized a domino club and continues to be an active player to this day.

The Richmond City Council issued a proclamation in Crummie’s honor during its July 23 meeting. A video of the presentation can be found on the city’s website under agenda regular meeting item D-1.