Picture Courtesy: Photo AP/Jim Cole
The woman who posed as the model for “Rosie the Riveter” (a/k/a Mary Doyle Keefe) passed away on April 22, 2015 at the age of 92. She was one of the first great (and beloved) female icons. That generation of women taught the world what patriotism was and how to truly show support for the troops. America needs more women-heck, more people like her.
Thank you, Norman Rockwell, for seeing her worth and giving her a proper place in history.
And thank you, Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb, for writing the 1940’s song honoring these exemplary women:
“She was as proud as a girl could be
There’s something true about
Red, white, and blue about
Rosie the Riveter”