Work­ing Women of WW II

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Ma­bel W. Myrick

Amer­i­can Rosie the Riv­eter As­so­ci­a­tion is try­ing to lo­cate women who worked on the home front dur­ing WWII. Thou­sands of women worked to support the war ef­fort as rivet­ers, welders, elec­tri­cians, in­spec­tors in plants, sewing cloth­ing and para­chutes for the mil­i­tary, ord­nance work­ers, rolling ban­dages, cler­i­cal, farm­ing, and many other jobs such as vol­un­teer work­ers col­lect­ing scrap met­als and other crit­i­cal ma­te­ri­als. Th­ese women have sto­ries of their WW II ex­pe­ri­ences that are of his­tor­i­cal value and per­haps have never been told. Amer­i­can Rosie the Riv­eter As­so­ci­a­tion would like to ac­knowl­edge th­ese women with a cer­tifi­cate and have their sto­ries placed in our Ar­chives.

Amer­i­can Rosie the Riv­eter As­so­ci­a­tion is a pa­tri­otic/non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion whose pur­pose is to rec­og­nize and pre­serve the his­tory and legacy of work­ing women dur­ing WWII. This or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded in 1998 by Dr. Frances Carter, Birm­ing­ham, Alabama and now has over 4800 mem­bers na­tion­wide. Cur­rent elected of­fi­cers from Ore­gon, Maryland, Ge­or­gia and Alabama, all serve on a vol­un­teer ba­sis.

If you are a woman (or de­scen­dant of a woman) who worked dur­ing WWII, or if you are just in­ter­ested in more in­for­ma­tion, please call num­ber (888) 557-6743 or e-mail amer­i­can­rosietheriv­eter2@ya­hoo.com. We can also be con­tacted at Amer­i­can Rosie the Riv­eter, P.O. Box 188, Kimberly, Al. 35091.

Used by Per­mis­sion from www.rosietheriv­eter.net.

Rosies, at the 2014 ARRA Con­ven­tion/Re­union in Omaha, Ne­braska.

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