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Rosie the Riveter Association presents a program on the USO and its ties to the Rosies

Updated: Aug 30, 2023


The Laurel Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA) recognizes and preserves the history and legacy of working women, including volunteer women, during World War II. To that end, Laurel ARRA, one of only two ARRA chapters in Maryland, presents a program on the United Service Organizations and its ties to the Rosies in Laurel, Saturday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 424 Main St., Laurel 20707. Kevin Leonard, one of the Laurel History Boys, will give a history of the USO in Laurel, and Mallory Noble, Center Operations Supervisor at USO Fort Meade, will talk about the present day USO. The WWII USO Rosie story of Lorraine Miller will also be featured. Program and refreshments are free. Parking on site. If you have questions, contact Pat Farmer at pafarmer13304@gmail.com.


About The Rosie The Riveter Association

The American Rosie the Riveter Association was founded December 7, 1998 to honor the working women of World War II. It is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Their purposes are to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women, including volunteer women, during World War II; to promote cooperation and fellowship among such members and their descendants; and to further the advancement of patriotic ideals, excellence in the work place, and loyalty to the United States of America. Members are Rosies and their descendants, both women and men. You may recognize the iconic portrait of Rosie the Riveter from World War II. There are only two ARRA chapters in Maryland, ours in Laurel, and one in Baltimore. You can learn more about this fascinating group at rosietheriveter.net

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