Oldest active National Park Service ranger celebrates 100th birthday

NPS ranger Betty Reid Soskin, Photo Date: 9/22/2021

The oldest active ranger in the National Park Service is celebrating her 100th birthday!

The National Park Service took to Facebook on Wednesday to wish Betty Reid Soskin a happy birthday.

“Over the past decade and a half, Ranger Betty has shared her experiences as well as the efforts and sacrifices of women from diverse backgrounds living and working on the WWII home front at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park,” the National Park Service wrote in its Facebook post.

Soskin grew up in Oakland, California. She has been a permanent NPS employee since 2011, leading public programs and sharing her personal memories at the park visitor center.

To learn more about Soskin’s life and work, visit the NPS website.

If you participate in the Passport to Your National Parks program, there is a special #RangerBetty100 virtual visit and accompanying stamp. Learn more about the program here

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