Nancy Sipple, Rosie the Riveter
Do your part to help America to know, honor and work with Rosie the Riveters
“Thanks!” has created projects that people can repeat by working with Rosies in many places. This is important because:
Rosies will be gone soon. Help us show what Rosies have done and are doing again. By following their example, you help people pull together to do quality work.
After seven years of finding ways to work with America’s Rosie the Riveters, a nonprofit organization is now ready to “unify America to honor and work with these. The Rosie the Riveter Program designed by our Executive Director Anne Montague is a model for how communities can find, interview and work with America’s Rosie the Riveters.
“Of all our successes - from original music to building Rosie the Riveter parks - the most important so far has been how beautifully the Dutch are embracing America’s ‘Rosies’, said Captain Bill Bonnett. On May 2, 2015 the Embassy of the Netherlands in Washington honored 14 Rosies from several states. The Ambassador spoke, and guests included representatives from the US Secretary of State’s Global Women’s Initiative, the U.S Park Service, and the Pentagon. On May 8 2015, three Rosies were hosted by the National Liberation Museum 1944-45 in Groesbeek, Netherlands. At the exact moment on May 8th, 2015, both the Embassy and the museum planted a pink dogwood, which is the species Rosies chose to represent them when the first was planted on July 6, 2010 in St. Albans, WV. On June 1, the King and Queen of the Netherlands met four Rosies at Arlington Cemetery and spent time with them after laying a wreath on a soldiers grave.
We’re helping community and national leaders participate in a movement to assure that Rosies’ legacy is part of America’s identity and consciousness. International awareness of the importance of Rosie to the free world and to using the strengths of women is helping Americans see the value in these women who are usually in their 90s and fading fast.
We created approximately 20 different projects that are replicable by almost any community in America and internationally, and involve communities working with living Rosie the Riveters. Some examples are:
“Thanks!” plans a three phase program to guide people to know, learn from, and continue the legacy of these women. Phase II, over the next four years, will be to guide others who model high-quality work to know and educate with living Rosies. Phase III will be to sustain the Rosie legacy into the future.
|We’re helping community and national leaders participate in a movement to assure that Rosies’ legacy is part of America’s identity and consciousness. International awareness of the importance of Rosie to the free world and to using the strengths of women is helping Americans see the value in these women who are usually in their 90s and fading fast.|
Let us know if you want to be part of this important, far past-due recognition of Rosies.
|Completing an online photographic book by Rosies|
|Lesson plans to be put online|
|Another Rosie designed park|
|The Bluebird for Rosies Project|
|Another permanent display of art and photos|
|Naming another room, road, building, bridge, “The Rosie the Riveter”|
|Public service announcements made by Rosies|
|Getting letters written to and from Rosies|
|Helping the National Liberation Museum to continue educating about Rosies|
|Creating or performing Rosie music|
|Creating and showing Rosie art|
|Finding funding for an animated short film|
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