KIMBERLY, Ala. — American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women in Huron and the surrounding area 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, ordinance workers, rolling bandages, clerical and many other jobs, such as collecting scrap metals.
These women have stories of their World War II experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association is in the process of collecting those stories.
American Rosie the Riveter Association is a 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 and now has more than 4,000 members nationwide.
If you are a woman, or descendant of a woman, who worked during World War II, or if you are interested in more information, please call toll free 1-888-557-6743, email americanrosietheriveter2 @yahoo.com or write P.O. Box 188, Kimberly, AL 35091.
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