Local “Rosie” Recognized


She was not a “Riveter,” but she was still a “Rosie.”

“Just makes you feel like you did something important with your life,” said Anna Hess, “Rosie.” 

Anna Hess made truck tires during World War II.

Hess is just one of many Rosies working to share her story through the ‘Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc.’ Rosie The Riveter project.

Monday afternoon Dominion Energy awarded the organization $1,500 to continue their work.

“Pull America together again by showing that these women stepped up to the plate,” said Anne Montague, executive director and founder. “Without them we may not have won the war. And most of all we now have freedom so the goal of our organization, ‘Thanks! Plain and Simple,’ is to Teach America how to work together again.”

The Rosie the Riveter project is just one of many that Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc. is working on.

“Well first of all they have been under-recognized. Second they are fascinating. They tell you so much about the war,” said Montague.

To learn more about ‘Thanks! Plain and Simple,’ click here

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