Monday, December 7, 2009

Annie Get Your Nail Gun

Today, December 7th, marks the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941), the infamous day that officially thrust this country into war, unexpectedly, woefully, brutally.

I'm sure many of you had grandparents (and even parents) that served this country in some branch of the military or another during the war-era 40's~ women too! So to respectfully honor this day in American history, here are some powerful and uplifting pictures of the women behind the scenes, the "Rosies", doing their part in the war-era workforce. Oft-unsung heroes on the Home Front.


  1. Truly an awe-inspiring post! Indeed, both my grandfathers fought in WWII (one in Europe; one in the South Seas). And one of my grandmothers was an air raid watcher while she was living on her parents' farm in northeast PA during the war.

  2. i've been thinking about Pearl Harbor all morning. I was fortunate to be able to visit the area and memorial in 2003. A trip I recommend to anyone who appreciates our history.

    The working women of WWII are my heroines.

  3. Awesome post, as usual, Kim. We could learn a lesson or two from the greatest generation, and their willingness to sacrifice for The Cause.

  4. Thanks for the remind. Your post made me think of my grandfather who served on the SS Saratoga during WW2. I had to post some of his navy photos on my own blog. Great stuff btw.