When the United States entered World War Two in 1941 men from all across America left their families and jobs behind as they shipped out overseas.

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Many Women stepped out of the home and rolled up their sleeves to help with the war effort. Rosie The Riveter was created to represent these women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II.

Did You Know "Rosie The Riveter" Was Based On A Woman From Michigan?

Yes Rosie The Riveter was actually based on a woman named Rosalind P. Walter. According to Wikipedia Rose Will Monroe, an employee of the World War II Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township, Rosie the Riveter is an American icon created when the United States was desperate for women to join the war effort.  

Rose Monroe migrated to Michigan and worked as a riveter building B-24 Liberator Bombers. She fit the description of the worker described in the song “Rosie the Riveter” so well that she was tapped to appear in films and posters encouraging women to go to work in support of the war effort. Rose Monroe came to represent the class of women known as Rosie the Riveter and together they achieved prominence within the state and throughout the nation.

Have You Heard The World War Two Song 'Rosie The Riveter'?

The song 'Rosie the Riveter' was popularised by the band Four Vagabonds and was considered by many to be an anthem dedicated to women who entered the workforce to keep the war effort alive according to republicworld.com 

Watch: A Look Back At Rosalind Walter aka Rosie The Riveter

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