- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A 94-year-old San Francisco Bay area U.S. park ranger says she has been asked to light the National Christmas tree at the White House.

KGO-TV reports (https://abc7ne.ws/1HoIsqw) Betty Soskin says she was absolutely stunned by last week’s invitation.

Soskin works as an interpretive ranger at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historic Park in Richmond.

The Richmond resident is the oldest full-time park ranger in the country.

Not only will she light the tree next Thursday at the White House she will also introduce President Barack Obama.

Soskin made headlines two years ago when she complained about the government furlough saying at her age she didn’t have time to waste sitting at home.


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