American Rosie the Riveter Association
Published 7:00 am Friday, April 6, 2018
Many years ago, our nation was part of a war that engulfed the world.
During that time, many young able-bodied men were to war to protect the freedoms we enjoy in this country, leaving behind their loved ones.
Since many of the jobs held by those men were subsequently vacated, women of the time stepped up to ensure that the production of our nation’s goods and supplies continued.
Today, we call those hard working women Rosie the Riveters.
Just like the men of that time in our history, there are not many Rosie the Riveters left.
True to their names, these women took over the jobs of riveters, but many assumed positions as welders, electricians, plant inspectors, making parachutes for soldiers, clerical jobs and operation of the family farm.
Today, there is a patriotic club for these individuals, called the American Rosie the Riveter Association. This will be the association’s 20th year in existence, and a celebration will be held in New Orleans to commemorate that achievement.
Not only is the association looking for more members, which currently stands at about 6,000, but participants for this year’s event, according to a release from the association.
Applications for the anniversary celebration can be found at www.rosietheriveter.net, along with information about the association.
The efforts put forth by the women of that day and age have helped paved the way for many of the freedoms all women enjoy now.
As a result, we live in a society where stereotypical barriers are being broken down with each passing day.
If you know a Rosie the Riveter, be sure to let them know how proud you are of them and that their contribution to our society has resulted in a better America.