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Rosie the Riveter on EtsyWe’re celebrating Rosie the Riveter! 

On Thursday November 12, the day after Veterans Day, Congress recognized Rosie with the Congressional Gold Medal Act. Both houses passed the act, and on December 4, the President signed it into law. Join us in the Celebration!

Why Rosie is celebrated now? It can take hard work and many years to persuade Congress to award a Gold Medal. In this case, Rosie got her medal thanks to the tireless efforts of Mae Krier of Levittown, Pennsylvania, one of the few remaining World War II Rosies. Now 94, she began in 1980 to promote the need to recognize the important contributions that women made to winning WW2. And now, more than 30 years later, she gets to celebrate.

But That’s Not the End of It…Make It Annual!

Krier is tireless. She is now working to make March 21st National Rosie the Riveter Day. While Rosie is acknowledged annually, only House Resolution 162 and Senate Resolution 76 can make the day official and automatic.

How can you help?

Contact your representatives in Congress and urge them to vote for this one day each year to celebrate the contribution of millions of women who helped win WW2. Rosies, who are the embodiment of strength, courage, and empowerment, are role models for women today

And Krier never quits. She hopes to live to see a Rosie statue at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Rosie the Riveter polka dot bandana

Rosie the Riveter Bandana 27 inches

Wear the Original Legacy Bandana

Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to Rosie the Riveter (i.e., any female individual who held employment or volunteered in support of the war efforts during World War II), in recognition of their contributions to the United States and the inspiration they have provided to ensuing generations.

National Museum of American History will display the medal, as well as make it available for display at appropriate locations.

Celebrate with the Authentic Employment Badge Collar PinRosie the Riveter employment badge collar pin

And now, introducing We Can Do It! Women. These figures some of the most inspirational women of past and present.

Rosie the Riveter Gift Box

Our Rosie the Riveter ornament, employment badge collar button, and artisan rose petal soap gift box is just one of many We Can Do It! Women.



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