UAW-Ford Honors Original WWII Rosies on National Rosie the Riveter Day

On Thursday, March 21, 2019 UAW-Ford honored 14 World War II Rosie the RIveters in a moving ceremony at the UAW-Ford National Programs Center in downtown Detroit. The day’s festivities included a Q&A session with the Rosies, and a performance by the Yankee Air Museum’s Willow Run Rosies Drill Team. Several guest speakers spoke about the contributions of Detroit’s women workers to victory in WWII. Attendees included approximately 200 UAW workers along with other WWII veterans including Tuskegee Airmen.

What a great way to celebrate Rosie’s special day!

World War II workers known as “Rise the Riveters” enjoy a special day hosted by UAW-Ford.

World War II Rosies from the American Rosie the Riveter Association participate in a Q and A with the audience, moderated by Bette Kenward, Tribute Rosie volunteer .

Yankee Air Museum’s Willow Run Rosies Drill Team perform for the audience and raise awareness for Yankee’s campaign to Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant.

World War II Rosies enjoyed meeting the 21st Century “Rosies” of UAW-Ford.

Alyson Denyer presents an educational exhibit highlighting the contributions of women workers during World War II.