« Donnie R., 72, Sylacauga, AL | Main | Nancy S., 84, Birmingham, AL »
Thursday
Apr132017

Phyllis G., 95, Fairfax, CA

Phyllis is an original "Rosie the Riveter." She was one of the first female welders admitted to the Boilermakers Union in Richmond, Calif., and to be hired in the Kaiser shipyards in July 1942.

She first earned the status of journeyman (proficient) welder by passing a prescribed test in her first year in the shipyard. Later, she was one of only a few workers – male or female – who achieved U.S. Navy certification as a welder during World War II.

She has worked for many years to get Congressional recognition for all the "Rosies'" patriotic contributions to the World War II effort and to American history. Her persistence paid off when a Senate resolution declared March 21, 2017 "National Rosie the Riveter Day." 

Phyllis would love to celebrate with other "Rosies" at their annual convention in June.  We need to raise $1,200 to cover the cost of her travel and lodging.  Please help make her wish come true and donate today!

 

Wish ID: 3058