iWitnessed --> iRemember is partnering with the Spirit of '45 on the Rosie the Riveter Rose Garden Initiative. This program hopes to have at least one rose garden dedicated to the Rosies of World War II in each state by 2020, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. iWitnessed --> iRemember was proud to plant the first memorial rose garden in the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of a half-day program honoring all the Rosies, and is currently working with groups in several other states to help them plant their memorial rose gardens. Want to learn more about this initiative? Click here!
Rosie the Riveters are the nickname for the six million women who entered the workforce during World War II to build airplanes, ships, tanks, and other equipment necessary to the war effort.
The Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden Initiative intends to honor these amazing women, who were instrumental to the Allied victory in World War II -- and who created new opportunities for American women in STEM-related fields.
You can click this link to see the instructions for creating your very own Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden! Thank you so much for your support of this effort!
Below are some highlights from a short interview iWitnessed --> iRemember recently conducted with the longest-working Rosie the Riveter, Ms. Elinor Otto. Ms. Otto worked in an aircraft production plant for more than 50 years!