By Kathy Chouteau
Rosie the Riveter Trust is welcoming community members to join them in celebrating “Rosie the Riveter Day” Sun., March 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. at a free Q&A Zoom event featuring “real life Rosie” Mae Krier. Sunday is also Krier’s 95th birthday, so there will be extra reason to celebrate.
During the special Q&A session, participants will hear from Krier about her work and enduring Rosie spirit and will also have the opportunity to ask her questions at the end of the program.
According to Rosie the Riveter Trust, during WWII Krier answered the call of her country like many Rosie the Riveters and went to work for Boeing in Seattle at age 17. “She was one of more than six million women to work on the U.S. home front to support the military working overseas,” said the organization in a statement.
But Krier wasn’t finished with her contributions to her country in its time of need. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck a year ago, Krier buckled down with her “We Can Do It” spirit and went to work sewing red and white polka dot masks—which soon garnered an onslaught of requests and national, mainstream media attention, per the Rosie the Riveter Trust.
“Most recently, the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act was signed into law, a mission that Mae has pursued for 40 years,” added the organization in its statement.
To register for the free event, click here. The Zoom event link will be emailed to participants early Sunday morning. For more info about Rosie the Riveter Trust, or to support the organization with a donation, visit rosietheriveter.org.