Former ‘Rosie the Riveter’ makes masks to protect against the Coronavirus.
An original ‘Rosie the Riveter’ who helped save the country building warplanes during World War II is now making masks to fight the deadly coronavirus. Mae Krier, 94, was employed by Boeing in the 1940’s to assemble B-17 and B-29 bombers alongside other women. These women who would tie their hair back in a bandanna were depicted in the famous WWII-era poster of Rosie the Riveter flexing her arm and the slogan “We can do it!”
Krier has made over 200 masks using that same red polka-dot design worn by Rosie – and the orders keep coming. “If just one of these little face masks can save one life,” Krier said, “I’ve done my job!”