Nation's oldest park ranger receives Congressional award

Betty Reid Soskin receives a congressional award from Rep. Mark DeSaulnier in Richmond, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (KGO-TV)

The nation's oldest park ranger 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 Richmond on Friday.

The Congressional Record is the official record of the United States Congress and has been published daily since 1873.

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The award is one of a long list of honors Soskin has received.

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In 1995, she was named California Woman of the Year. Last Christmas she received a presidential coin from President Obama after she lit the National Christmas tree at the White House. That coin was stolen from her home in June in a brutal home invasion robbery. She recovered and returned to work just weeks after the attack.

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