Ford Sends Real Rosie the Riveters to Washington D.C. War Memorial
Ford Country Supports Our World War II Heroines
Every year in March, Women’s History Month is celebrated, and once again this year, Ford honored Rosie the Riveters, a group of women that were instrumental in contributing to the war effort in the 1940’s. On March 22nd, 2016, Ford, through the Ford Motor Company Fund, and with the assistance of the Yankee Air Museum and Talons Out Honor Flight, honored 30 of the original Rosie the Riveters by flying them to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the remarkable difference they made in history.
These spectacular women answered the call of duty during World War II when additional labor was needed to construct machines necessary for the war. The women, who are now known as “Rosie the Riveters”, bravely left their homes and what they had known, to go work in factories. This marked a shift in cultural change, where women were introduced to the industrial workplace. Rosie the Riveters not only successfully contributed to the war effort, but they also helped to shape society’s view of the capabilities of women and opened the doors of opportunity for later generations of American women.
So, it was with great honor that Ford was able to assist in celebrating 30 of these original Rosie the Riveters and their legacy. In fact, many of these women, who now are between the ages of 88 and 98, worked at Ford’s manufacturing plant, Willow Run, in Michigan during the war. Here, the plant’s assembly line constructed war munitions, such as the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber.
During the exciting celebration in Washington, D.C., the Rosies visited the National World War II Memorial, as well as enjoyed a festive luncheon on Capitol Hill at the Library of Congress. The guests included members of Congress from Michigan.
The 2016 celebration isn’t the first time that Ford has honored the Rosies. Last year, they lead a gathering of over 2,000 women at Willow Run in order to set a record for the most Rosie the Riveters gathered together in one place.
Just as these brave women supported our country through working at Ford Motor Co. during the war, Ford Country supports them. We appreciate their sacrifice and salute their contribution to America’s victorious fight.
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