The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women in the Cullman 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, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals. These women have stories of their war-era experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. This non-profit organization wants to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of these women. Many of these stories were published in books and are on shelves in schools across the country and in the giftshops in Washington, D.C., and in the Smithsonian Institute.

This organization was founded in 1998 by Dr. Frances Carter, Birmingham, Alabama and now has around 4,000 members nationwide.

If you are a woman (or descendant of a woman) who worked during World War II, or if you are just interested in more information, contact 1-888-557-6743 or V.P. in charge of memberships, Mabel W. Myrick at 205-647-9233; or write her at P.O. Box 188, Kimberly, AL 35091.

 

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