Rosies project aims to unite and inspire
Who cares about Rosie the Riveters? Who cares that work we have done in West Virginia can easily lead America to show that Rosies should be heard and included in education while we are still living? Time is so short, and we have so much yet to do.
America needed us Rosies once, and we answered the call. We want to leave a good Rosie Plan behind to be remembered as women who contributed to winning World War II, who helped today's women gain many kinds of freedoms, and who show that the elderly are not to be ignored now or in the future.
We need help to gain a unified West Virginia voice. We are fading fast and are working as hard as we can, but we seem to run into wall after wall that delays our showing that our state and our nation will reward excellent work and pull people together, not keep pulling apart. Why is this?
We want to make a better world - creating restful parks and ways to educate accurately about history, naming buildings for us so that our work and belief in America lives on, and showing young and old that people can make difference.
We are ready. The West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Project is ready to pull people together. It is an example that small groups can inspire all of America. We have many successes and cooperation from the state, organizations, communities, schools and individuals, but without uniting, our work and words die with us.
What has happened to the promises to help us show a united effort? We Rosies learned in World War II, "We pull better when we pull together!" Are West Virginians ready to unite to show we can do something good for America?
Some of us Rosies are still here and waiting. Very soon, it will be too late, and people will only be able to say, "West Virginians almost showed America the importance of Rosie the Riveters. They had everything in place, but they did not cooperate to tell others what they did, so the full story of American Rosies was not told by Rosies before they died."
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