Laurel Rosies visit memorials of their era

Members of the Laurel Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, an organization that honors the working women of World War II, traveled by bus June 26 to see the World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vietnam memorials in Washington, D.C.

Rosies Wilma Foster and Lorraine Miller, joined by members, relatives and friends, were impressed by the bronze plaques on the entrance leading to the World War II Memorial, with the right wall displaying home and overseas events of the Pacific Theater and the left those of the Atlantic. The series of plaques showed the historical progression of the war.

Rosie the Riveter was depicted in some of these plaques.

Sad but impressive, the Freedom Wall consists of 4,000 gold stars, commemorating the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives during World War II.

The Rosie contingent enjoyed the outing and found the memorials moving and powerful.

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