Attention … women who are in your late 80s and 90s … a national organization wants to hear from you.
American Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA) is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.
Mabel W. Myrick, of Kimberly, Ala., is the corresponding secretary for ARRA. About these women in their late 80s and 90s, she said, "Each has a story to tell, which is of historic value. We are trying to put together a record of these stories for our archives."
ARRA is a patriotic, nonprofit organization, whose purpose is to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women during World War II. The organization was founded in 1998 by Dr. Frances Carter of Birmingham, Ala., and now has over 5,100 members nationwide.
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 about their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told," a press release from the ARRA said. "American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate."
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 toll free: 1-888-557-6743 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the ARRA can be found on its website: www.rosietheriveter.net or on its Facebook page: American-Rosie-the-Riveter-Association.