Come join us at Zauel Library to learn from a "Tribute Rosie" (and Yankee Air Museum volunteer) Claire Dahl!
Claire dresses the part of Rosie, the Riveter to share the incredible history of the women who played dramatic and vital roles in the work force as men went into military service during World War II. Her dynamic presentation will include the history of the Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant and the teamwork of the powerful Detroit automotive industry.
This program will highlight the boldness, determination, creativity and bravery of American men AND women as they prepared for, and then valiantly fought in World War II. Spurred on by the message of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Arsenal of Democracy” speech, “We Can Do It’ became the rallying cry for millions of women who had, until this time period, never envisioned working on an industrial assembly line building the weapons of war.
As a Tribute Rosie, Claire honors the “Original Rosies”. Under the auspices of the Veteran’s History Project, their memories are being preserved because they are, indeed, veterans of the Home Front and their personal stories add depth and detail to our national narrative.
You will be amazed, energized and inspired by this chapter of American History!