(Trail of Honor VIP: 2022)

Earline Gaither is a native of Fulton, Mississippi, and was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War Two. She worked in the finishing line oiling the guns, installing the flying instruction pocket, and ensuring curtains properly fit the windows on the B-24 Liberator bombers at the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

“Rosie the Riveter” was a term representing women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II. Many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. “We Can Do It!” was their motto displayed on an iconic poster of a female factory worker flexing her muscle, exhorting other women to join the World War II effort. Rosies adapted their lives to serve their country in a crucial time in history.

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