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Rosie the Riveter: WWII Plant to Face an End

Apr 30 2014, 4:41am CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

The famed World War II plant where strong independent women such as Rosie the Riveter built ammunition may be facing an end. This would be a tragedy of the greatest kind.

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Rosie the Riveter: WWII Plant to Face an End

Everybody’s heard about the metaphor for female emancipation in the form of Rosie the Riveter. The manufacturing plant in Michigan, where these brave women worked day and night to help the Allied forces win WWII against Hitler, is about to be closed down. 

This of course is sad news. B-24 bombers were constructed from scratch at this site and there are precious memories attached to it in the minds of many people. A lot of money is needed to offset this fate of losing the Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti Township. 

$8 million is needed and up until now only $7 million have been collected. To add to the pressure only two days are left before the wrecking ball does its job and reduces the plant to a pile of useless rubble. 

Watch the original Rosie the Riveter song video below.

Several of the people trying to save the plant had been riveters themselves at the place in their time. They want to preserve the spot for the sake of their progeny. 

It is truly a national treasure. And for those who have links with the site it is literally a natural treasure. They don’t want to lose it. The original Rosie the Riveter who worked at the plant became a poster girl for female power. 

The real name of original Rosie the Riveter was Geraldine Hoff Doyle and she died fours years ago. The group that wants to save the plant is called Save the Bomber Campaign and its members want to really make a difference. They don’t want to see a memento they cherish go down the drain so easily. 

The Ford Company, which churned out vehicles for GM via this plant after the end of the war, ultimately faced dire conditions when GM almost went insolvent. That was when the wrecking ball came in and the whole movement that has picked up speed is focused on averting this terrible fate.  


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