“To create projects that guide people to pull together to do real work that upholds and advances America’s basic principles”
The Rosie the Riveter movement is an example of work that should, could, and will be done by all Americans. It integrates contributions from “the people” and many sectors (e.g., business, non-profits, education, government, etc.)
American Rosie Movement
The goal of the American Rosie Movement (ARM) is to unite America by learning to know and work with “Rosies”,women who worked on the home front during WWII. Their stories are fascinating and their legacies are important to America’s past, present, and future.
Thanks has worked almost a decade to find, interview, and get the public to work with Rosie the Riveters “Rosies” so that their legacy becomes part of Americas identity and future.
We at “Thanks!” have created many ways for people like you to help make America aware that we still have the precious opportunity to learn from these women, but they are fading fast. We must work quickly and, at the same time, we must do a good job with them. We have created projects with the help of Rosies to show Americans can “know a Rosie and keep America’s promise.” It takes commitment from many to show that Americans can and will pull together to honor and learn from these incredible women of “the Greatest Generation.”
Check out our document that outlines the project we have completed as of April 2014. We hope these projects inspire you to help us do what Rosies have done – pull America together, for us all. See here.