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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 14, 2019 02:10 PM
From: Representative Melissa L. Shusterman
To: All House members
Subject: Rosie the Riveter Day
During World War II, millions of women answered the call to enter the workforce and build the equipment American soldiers needed for the war. These women made an invaluable contribution to the war effort. When we designate March 21, 2019 as Rosie the Riveter Day” in Pennsylvania, we honor the millions of women who embodied what Rosie stood for: strength, patriotism, sacrifice, honor and country.

“Rosie the Riveter” became an icon of female patriotism and work ethic. Those women included thousands of working women from this Commonwealth. During the war, Pennsylvania women built ships at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard, worked steel mills in the Mon Valley, assembled thousands of anti-aircraft guns in York, built Mack trucks in Allentown, and repaired airplanes in Middletown at the Harrisburg Shops. Our Commonwealth owes a debt of gratitude to these powerful women.

I ask for your support and to join me in co-sponsoring this resolution to honor these women and their contributions by designating March 21, 2019 as “Rosie the Riveter Day” in Pennsylvania.

Introduced as HR106