Yesterday, as a part of Women's History Month, thirty-one "Rosie the Riveters", from Michigan, were honored with a special Honor Flight to Washington D.C. These thirty-one women had all helped build B-24 bombers during World War II at the Willow Run bomber plant. According to MLive.com, the "Rosies" visited the capitol building, went to a luncheon in their honor at the Library of Congress, and visited the World War II Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. Then it was back home to Detroit.

Here's the story.

Here's a great film from 1943, about how these women, among others, helped produce the weapons that overwhelmed the Axis nations during the war.

 

 

 

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