American Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA) is trying to locate women in Newport News and the surrounding area, who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordinance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials.
These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. ARRA would like to acknowledge these women and have their stories placed in our archives.
ARRA is a patriotic non-profit organization whose purpose is to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women during WWII. This organization was founded in 1998 by Dr. Frances Carter in Birmingham, AL and now has over 4500 members nationwide.--Jordan Crawford
If you are a woman, or the descendant of a woman, who worked during WWII, or if you are just interested in more information, call ARRA’s toll free number 10888-557-6743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The organization can also be contacted by mail at American Rosie the Riveter, P.O. Box 188, Kimberly, AL. 35091.