Amata Welcomes House Passage of Special Honor for ‘Rosie the Riveter’
Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of a bill honoring the World War II service of “Rosie the Riveter.”
The Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, H.R. 1773, which Amata cosponsored, recognizes all the women in the United States who joined the workforce during World War II. The bill attracted widespread bipartisan support, and has a counterpart bill in the Senate.
“It will be wonderful to see these women honored forever through this Medal, said Aumua Amata. “They contributed so much to the country during World War II. Their story is one that every generation should know, because they had an essential part in the Allied victory and the cause of freedom.”
These women and their work in manufacturing and elsewhere were essential to the wartime effort and the Allied victory. They helped provide aircraft, vehicles, weaponry, ammunition, and more. Together, they are known to history as “Rosie the Riveter,” and the Congressional Gold Medal would permanently extol their contributions to the country and the inspiration they have provided. The actual Medal will be a single Medal to be on display generally at the National Museum of American History, and occasionally displayed on loan to other historical locations. Rosie the Riveter has also been honored with a Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in California.