A Tribute to Rosie - "We Can Do It"

08/02/2017 - 12:00
08/02/2017 - 1:00pm

Honor and celebrate the powerful legacy of the many women who entered the workforce to serve our country during World War II.  Rosie, the Riveter, with her slogan of "We Can Do It", fought the war on the home front.  Claire Dahl, a Tribute Rosie, will speak about the pre-war situation in America, the creativity and efficiency of the Detroit auto industry to become the "Arsenal of Democracy", the outpouring of energy and determination by women to answer the call and the present movement to gather their personal stories for the Oral History Project by the Library of Congress.  Come and hear the story of Rosie.  She's a national treasure and you'll leave Rotary today with a smile and great appreciation for our Rosies.
Our speaker is Claire Kitchen Dahl, a Tribute Rosie at the Yankee Air Museum.  Armed with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Women's Studies, Claire has taught American History since 1971 first in Glencoe, IL and then, for almost 20 years at Pioneer High School.  Since her retirement in 2009, Claire has been active in the campaign to Save the Bomber Plant at historic Willow Run Airport.  

Claire Kitchin Dahl
A "Tribute Rosie" and Retired American History teacher