Bells rang on Labor Day to honor Rosies


GRAFTON—On Labor Day, bells across the nation rang to honor and celebrate Rosie the Riveters.

Rosie the Riveter has become a national symbol, as women everywhere look to her for strength. A national movement has been created to showcase American Rosies from all walks of life doing lasting work, which continue the contributions of Rosie the Riveters.

During WWII, the number of women who worked for the war effort at home was as great as the number of men in the military.

The bell ringing was a part of the American Rosie Movement (ARM). The goal of the movement is to unite America by learning to know and work with “Rosies”, the women who worked on the home front during WWII.

The Ring a Bell for Rosies multi-national bell ringing is one way that Thanks! Plain and Simple, inspires people to unify to help Rosies speak and work for their important legacy. 

Since 2008, Thanks and many partners have found, interviewed and worked with America’s Rosie the Riveters, with the goal of getting the public to pass the Rosie Legacy to the future through work that lasts.

On Labor Day along with Rosies across the nation, Taylor County’s Rosie, Emily Withers proudly rang a bell to honor and celebrate the hard work of Rosies everywhere.

On behalf of the Mountain Statesman thank you Emily!

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