Katherine Antolini, Ph.D.
May 8, 2016
I have had the pleasure of work with Anne Montague and her organization, Thanks! Plain and Simple, over the last several months. I have witnessed first-hand her passion and dedication to preserving and celebrating the legacy of the women who worked on the home front during World War II – which includes the legacy of her own mother.
While working with Anne, I was struck by the comparison to the Shrine’s own Anna Jarvis, Like our Anna, Anne Montague has fully dedicated herself to leading a movement, not just to pay tribute to her own mother, but to all the women who supported the war effort. Like our Anna, Anne has a vision of not only a national movement, but and international movement, that recognizes the contributions of women from all the Allied Nations. And like our Anna, Anne is fiercely protective of the movement she leads and the women she strives to honor.
As we recognize the significance of Anna Jarvis and continue to celebrate the holiday she founded, may we also join in celebrating the real Rosie the Riveters, of World War II and recognize the significance of Anne Montague’s organization and significant work.
|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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