Letter: Rosie the Riveter coming soon to Verde Valley Military Service Park

Editor:

Considering the great efforts women gave to support (past and current) wars and dedication to our military, The Verde Valley Military Service Park (VVMSP) will be adding space for a Bronze Relief Sculpture Monument along with allowing inscriptions of names of women living in Arizona who were Rosie the Riveters.

History has showed that women have played a large part in the success of some of the US involved wars. Those world wars were total wars which required governments to utilize their entire populations for the purpose of defeating their enemies, millions of women were encouraged to work in industry and take over jobs previously done by men.

Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II; many of who produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military.

Rosie is a symbol of feminism and women’s economic power. Similar images of women war workers appeared in other countries such as Britain and Australia. Images of women workers were widespread in the media and the government to encourage women to volunteer for wartime service in factories heavily used commercial advertising.

Inscriptions can be purchased for $75 each at the web page VerdeValleyMilitaryServicePark.org and fill out the online form and return to the Verde Valley Military Service Park at, PO Box 2286, Cottonwood Arizona 86326 or please call Keith Vogler at 928-301-7358, Chairman, VVMSP or Linda lundberg President of the Sun City Chapter of Rosie the Riviters at 623.815.3653 or 970-227-2466.

Keith Vogler

Cottonwood

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