Wanted: WWII working women

To the editor,

The American Rosie the Riveter Association, an organization of women who worked to support the war effort

during WWII, will have its annual convention in New Orleans in June 2018. When plans are finalized, details will be posted on www.rosietheriveter.net.

The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors, military sewers, ordnance workers, bandage rollers, clerical workers and farmers. Many other women worked as volunteers collecting scrap metal and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. We would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their stories placed in our archives.

We are a patriotic/nonprofit organization whose purpose is to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of such women. We were founded in 1998 by Dr. Frances Carter, in Birmingham, Ala., and now have almost 6,000 members. Current elected officers are from Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Missouri and Alabama and all serve on a volunteer basis.

If you are a woman (or descendant of a woman) who worked during WWII, or if you are just interested in more information, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us at the toll free (888) 557-6743 or e-mail americanrosietheriveter2@yahoo.com.

– Mabel Myrick, American Rosie the Riveter Assoc., Kimberly, Alabama