March 21, 2019 is National Rosie the Riveter Day! This day will acknowledge the important role women played on the home front during World War II.
National Rosie the Riveter Day is a result of the efforts of WWII workers Phyllis Gould, 96, from California and Mae Krier, 92, from Pennsylvania.
The National Rosie the Riveter Day of recognition is declared on a year-by-year basis, but Krier and Gould are seeking to make it permanent.
Krier says, “No one ever gave us credit for what we did, so that is why I have fought so hard to get our National Rosie Day. I am so proud of what the women did for our country! Our Veterans will tell you that they couldn’t have won WWII without us.”
Mae Krier’s words are inspiring… and so are the words of the actual Senate bill, below!
[And keep scrolling for a photo gallery of “Rosie the Riveters” at work at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during WWII.]
Read the Inspirational Words of the Senate Resolution!
In true bipartisan spirit, this year’s bill was introduced on March 14, 2019 and sponsored by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and cosponsored by Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
Expressing support for the designation of March 21, 2019, as “National Rosie the Riveter Day”.
•Whereas National Rosie the Riveter Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 18,000,000 women in the civilian labor force during World War II;
•Whereas the people of the United States have chosen to honor women workers who contributed from the home front during World War II;
•Whereas those women left their homes to work or volunteer full-time in factories, farms, shipyards, airplane factories, banks, and other institutions in support of the Armed Forces overseas;
•Whereas those women worked with the United Service Organizations and the American Red Cross, drove trucks, riveted airplane parts, collected critical materials, rolled bandages, and served on rationing boards;
•Whereas it is fitting and proper to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women, including volunteer women, during World War II to promote cooperation and fellowship among those women and their descendants;
•Whereas those women and their descendants wish to further the advancement of patriotic ideas, excellence in the workplace, and loyalty to the United States; and
•Whereas March 21, 2019, during Women’s History Month, is an appropriate day to designate as “National Rosie the Riveter Day”: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate—
(1) supports the designation of March 21, 2019, as “National Rosie the Riveter Day”; and
(2) acknowledges the important role played by women during World War II.
Do you love Rosie? Then help turn her famous Willow Run Bomber Plant into a Museum! (Click here to donate)