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Veterans Committee involved in D-Day Memorial project

DUBLIN — The UAW veterans from Local 2069 in Dublin have begun a project with the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
Mark Peterson, committee chairman, said the Veterans Committee of Local 2069 has been invited to sponsor or underwrite a World War II American Workforce Plaque at the National D-Day Memorial.
The committee and the D-Day Foundation agree and have chosen “Rosie the Riveter” as a natural and the most worldly recognized icon representing the WWII workforce and labor movement.
“She’ll be [memorialized] atop the plaque with a narrative by the D-Day Foundation explaining not only the woman’s role but the role all working Americans had in manufacturing equipment used in the war effort,” Peterson said.
The 30-by-36 inch Rosie the Riveter Plaque, will be positioned on the most prominent wall that also contains Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Order of the Day, as well as the division plaques of the invading forces on that fateful day, Peterson said.
He said, “In essence, we like to think we’re putting Rosie the Riveter with the troops that she worked so diligently for, producing more machinery and equipment than any other country in history. Our American WWII fighting men and women out- fought the world, and Americans back on the home front out-produced the world.”
To help raise the needed funds and to recognize the American spirit, the Veterans Committee of Local 2069 and the D-Day Foundation have come up with a special commemorative coin featuring Rosie the Riveter stating, “Labor Goes to War.” “In God We Trust” and “Commemorating the American Spirit” also encircle this treasure piece, Peterson said in a press release.
On the back side of the coin is a D-Day Foundation design of the beach invasion and the important date of June 6, 1944. Coins may be purchased for $5 this week in the exhibition hall at the New River Valley Fair.
“The UAW and the National D-Day Foundation recognize the contributions and commitments of the American workforce as a key element in victory during WWII,” Peterson said. “With this plaque at the National D-Day Memorial, we will forever educate and remind the millions of visitors and dignitaries a year just how powerful and important the American work force is.”
The dedication and the unveiling of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII American Workforce Plaque will be on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

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Veterans Committee involved in D-Day Memorial project

DUBLIN — The UAW veterans from Local 2069 in Dublin have begun a project with the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
Mark Peterson, committee chairman, said the Veterans Committee of Local 2069 has been invited to sponsor or underwrite a World War II American Workforce Plaque at the National D-Day Memorial.
The committee and the D-Day Foundation agree and have chosen “Rosie the Riveter” as a natural and the most worldly recognized icon representing the WWII workforce and labor movement.
“She’ll be [memorialized] atop the plaque with a narrative by the D-Day Foundation explaining not only the woman’s role but the role all working Americans had in manufacturing equipment used in the war effort,” Peterson said.
The 30-by-36 inch Rosie the Riveter Plaque, will be positioned on the most prominent wall that also contains Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Order of the Day, as well as the division plaques of the invading forces on that fateful day, Peterson said.
He said, “In essence, we like to think we’re putting Rosie the Riveter with the troops that she worked so diligently for, producing more machinery and equipment than any other country in history. Our American WWII fighting men and women out- fought the world, and Americans back on the home front out-produced the world.”
To help raise the needed funds and to recognize the American spirit, the Veterans Committee of Local 2069 and the D-Day Foundation have come up with a special commemorative coin featuring Rosie the Riveter stating, “Labor Goes to War.” “In God We Trust” and “Commemorating the American Spirit” also encircle this treasure piece, Peterson said in a press release.
On the back side of the coin is a D-Day Foundation design of the beach invasion and the important date of June 6, 1944. Coins may be purchased for $5 this week in the exhibition hall at the New River Valley Fair.
“The UAW and the National D-Day Foundation recognize the contributions and commitments of the American workforce as a key element in victory during WWII,” Peterson said. “With this plaque at the National D-Day Memorial, we will forever educate and remind the millions of visitors and dignitaries a year just how powerful and important the American work force is.”
The dedication and the unveiling of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII American Workforce Plaque will be on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

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