March 14, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 46 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 114--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF MARCH 21, 2019, AS ``NATIONAL ROSIE THE RIVETER DAY''; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 46
(Senate - March 14, 2019)
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[Page S1908] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 114--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF MARCH 21, 2019, AS ``NATIONAL ROSIE THE RIVETER DAY'' Mr. CASEY (for himself, Mrs. Shaheen, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Coons, and Mr. Isakson) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to: S. Res. 114 Whereas National Rosie the Riveter Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 18,000,000 women in the civilian labor force during World War II; Whereas the people of the United States have chosen to honor women workers who contributed from the home front during World War II; Whereas those women left their homes to work or volunteer full-time in factories, farms, shipyards, airplane factories, banks, and other institutions in support of the Armed Forces overseas; Whereas those women worked with the United Service Organizations and the American Red Cross, drove trucks, riveted airplane parts, collected critical materials, rolled bandages, and served on rationing boards; Whereas it is fitting and proper to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women, including volunteer women, during World War II to promote cooperation and fellowship among those women and their descendants; Whereas those women and their descendants wish to further the advancement of patriotic ideas, excellence in the workplace, and loyalty to the United States; and Whereas March 21, 2019, during Women's History Month, is an appropriate day to designate as ``National Rosie the Riveter Day'': Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) supports the designation of March 21, 2019 as ``National Rosie the Riveter Day''; and (2) acknowledges the important role played by women during World War II. ____________________