First Annual Rosie the Riveter Day Celebrates Women's Contributions in WWII

On the 21st of March, a month dedicated to women's history, the first-ever celebration of National Rosie the Riveter Day took place at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in California.

According to PBS, the day was approved by Congress to recognize the 16 million women who built airplanes and ships for World War II.

The event itself honored eleven women (all in their 90s) who, like Rosie, made large contributions to the war. Each woman sported red and white polka-dotted ascots in honor of the Riveter herself.

Watch a little of the event in the video player below:

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