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By: Raymond Powell

On November 11th the veterans (both men and women) were honored in every part of America. Veterans of all branches of service were “Thanked” for their contribution for preserving the freedoms that we enjoy today. They deserve every recognition given to them – but there was a very large group of “Heroes” that has been sadly neglected. There were millions of women typified by “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II that joined the industrial work force in hard, grueling jobs to produce munitions and equipment necessary to win the war.

On November 28, 1942 during W.W.II the assembly line at Ford Motor Company’s huge Willow Run plant turned out its first bomber, a B-24 Liberator. By the time the plant reached its peak, in the summer of 1944, it was producing a bomber each hour – thanks to women like Rosie the Riveter.


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