Honoring Women’s Service in World War II

Donnaleen Lanktree

Donnaleen Lanktree

The Rochester Garden Club is hosting Donnaleen Lanktree, past president of the American Rosie the Riveter Association at our March meeting. Ms. Lanktree will share personal stories from the young women who were part of an all-female workforce during World War II. She is the daughter of a Rosie and will share the forgotten or little-known stories about their service.

The American Rosie the Riveter Association played a key role in saving a portion of the Willow Run B-24 Bomber plant, through which Detroit became known as the Arsenal of Democracy. During the war, more than 40,000 workers from across America worked at the Willow Run plant, building more than 8,600 B-24 airplanes. The portion of the building saved will become the new home of the Yankee Air Museum, which presents extensive displays about Rosie the Riveter.

Presentation will be at the Rochester Community House on March 10 at 11 am. Open to the public, but space is limited. To register, contact Pat at (586) 337-0897 or see our website, RochesterGardenClub.org. Cost is $5.

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