During World War II, many heroes served as soldiers and fought overseas. However, there were plenty of heroes back home in the U.S.A. during the war. Many women began to work in factories in order to produce the supplies the U.S. soldiers needed to win the war. These women became known by their nickname, “Rosie the Riveters.” Ford recently decided to honor these unsung heroines of the war.
According to a Ford press release, Ford organized a Rosie the Riveter honor flight.
Working with the Talons Out Honor Flight and the Yankee Air Museum, Ford flew 30 of the original Rosie the Riveters to Washington D.C. so that they could visit the nation’s capital.
“These women not only helped win a war, they paved the way for future generations to achieve economic and personal independence,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, the philanthropic arm of Ford. “It is an honor to celebrate their vital contributions to our country and the cause of freedom.”
Ford salutes all the heroes that have worked to ensure our country is the land of the free!