“Rosie the Riveter” means millions of women, not one woman. Rosie the Riveters are the women who worked on the home front during WWII. During World War II, the number of women who worked for the war effort at home was as great as the number of men in the military. Most have died, but you can find living Rosies and learn much from them.
Rosies did much more than rivet airplanes. They worked for factories, farms, ship builders, and the government.
Their major goal was to “bring our boys home.” Rosies did highest-quality work to save lives and end the war.
Many women travelled far from their homes to work. They often went from towns and farms to factories in big cities.
Women of all ages and types were Rosies. Rosies who are still alive were teens or young women during the war.
Most women lost their jobs at the end of the war. Men needed jobs, and the need to make weapons was over, so women workers weren’t needed. Yet, Rosies often cared for wounded veterans, were secretaries or teachers, and taught their daughters to be independent.
Today. Most Rosies are in their 90s. They are very important to understanding 1) the fuller story of World War II, 2) women’s strengths, and 3) how people can to pull together again.
Why are Rosie the Riveters Important?
Nancy Sipple is one example of Rosies who died while trying to pass on the Rosie Legacy.
March 30, 1922 - April 29, 2002
|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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