[photo: FILE – In this July 12, 2016, file photo, National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin smiles at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif. The nation’s oldest park ranger will be awarded a Congressional Record statement Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at the museum and national historic park where she works in Richmond. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, file)]
Betty Reid Soskin is a park ranger. She’s been a ranger for a long time. Earlier this month she was awarded a statement in the Congressional Record.
The nation’s oldest park ranger on Friday was awarded a Congressional Record statement at the museum and national historic park where she works.
..Rep. Mark DeSaulnier presented 95-year-old Betty Reid Soskin with the statement at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park in Northern California.
The Congressional Record, the official record of the United States Congress, has been published daily since 1873. Soskin was officially read into the record on July 5.
Seeing as how Ms. Soskin has been there for a while, this isn’t her first award or recognition.
Soskin was named California Woman of the Year in 1995.
Last month she celebrated her 95th birthday in Washington D.C. during the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Last year, Soskin received a presidential coin from President Obama after she lit the National Christmas tree at the White House.
There is also a documentary in the works about this National Treasure of a human.
We wish we loved our job enough to stay long enough to get an award.
We here at e-comma-p would like to thank you for your service, Betty, and wish you many, many more years looking after our nature stuff.