‘Rosies’ celebrated for work during WWII

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Troops that stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day were honored at events around the country on Thursday.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene held a 75th-anniversary ceremony recognizing the soldiers that fought in World War II.

But people that were not involved in the fighting were remembered for what they did too. 

“Rosies,” or women that got factory jobs when many of the men left to fight the war were celebrated. They were called Rosies because of the iconic poster of Rosie the Riveter.

One woman who worked in Kansas City as an airplane riveter said she was just trying to help any way she could while many of her family members were overseas.

“Amen, cause I had a brother in the service in WWII, and of course then my husband and his two brothers were, and a brother-in-law, so I had a lot that I was saying prayers for,” said 94-year-old Alice Miller.

“I was a little smaller than a lot of people and I could get through the hatches,” said Miller. She said she helped put together flight panels as an 18-year-old for two and a half years.

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