During World War II, over three million women worked in war plants across the United States. Working women were vital to the war effort, as the loss of men to military service left a workforce shortage in many areas. The U.S. Government launched a major public relations campaign to encourage women to work. The use of an invented character —”Rosie the Riveter”—on a brightly colored poster was a powerful propaganda piece.
WOWS were Women Ordnance Workers… the artillery, the munitions, the weapons – all at the hands of those American women who left their homes and joined in the fight to defeat the enemy in World War II -
Thank you for your service!
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