“Rosie the Riveter” Inspiration Dies at the Age of 96

Along with the American men who fought on battlefields during World War II, the women who stepped up and worked in plants and factories on the home front were heroes as well. Women across the country were called to fill jobs previously reserved only for men as millions of able bodied males shipped overseas to fight. These ladies built planes, tanks, bombs, and weapons and were the unsung heroes of the war effort.

And the iconic “Rosie the Riveter” played a big role, inspiring women nationwide to pitch in.

The real-life inspiration behind that famous image, Naomi Parker Fraley, passed away on January 20 at the age of 96. Fraley was…

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