Wanted: Working women of WWII

08/02/2014 12:00 AM

07/29/2014 5:05 PM

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.

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 for their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association would live to acknowledge there women with a certificate and have their stories placed in our Archies.

American Rosie the Riveter Association is a patriotic, nonprofit 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, Ala., and now has over 4,800 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, call the toll free number 1-888-557-6743 or e-mail americanrosietherivete2@yahoo.com. We can also be contacted at American Rosie the Riveter, P.O. Box 188, Kimberly, AL 35091.

Mabel Myrick

Membership vice president

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