Who is Rosie the Riveter?

It’s a riveting story. Seriously it is. You’ve likely seen this woman in posters but do you know her significance? What she represented, back in World War II and now? Today’s female spotlight is on Rosie the Riveter.
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Spotlight on WWII Nurse Marcella LeBeau – Reblog from Pacific Paratrooper

To quote G.P. Cox of the Pacific Paratrooper blog,

This WWII nurse has lived through amazing experiences

A real life story to inspire. Pixabay (CC0) photo.

“Lieutenant LeBeau completed about one year at the hospital in Liege and then was on her way home.  She was discharged at Des Moines, Iowa in February 1946.

She was awarded three bronze stars – for the Rhineland, Northern France, and the Battle of the Bulge. The government of Belgium also presented her and others of their unit with special medals.  Those, however, would not be the end of many special awards for the girl from Promise, South Dakota.”

Please continue reading at the link below to find out more about this inspirational woman!

Source: A WWII Native American Nurse in the ETO – Intermission Story (15)

Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists

Mary Pickford, an inspiration in the film industry. Photo Source: Kate Gabrielle, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr

The United Artists Corporation is a well-known American studio for films. It was founded on February 5, 1919, with actress Mary Pickford playing a major role in its creation. Her part in bringing the prestigious United Artists studio to life is why she is a woman who inspires.

Who was Mary Pickford?

Mary was an actress who starred in several Canadian and American films. She was born on April 8, 1892 in Toronto and passed away May 29, 1979. Major films she starred in include Sparrows, Coquette and Poor Little Rich Girl. In addition to acting in movies, she also produced some projects and wrote screenplays. Her reputation was as “America’s Sweetheart.”

Over the course of her acting career, she moved from silent films to sound ones; it was a time of major change in the film industry. The last movie she acted in was Secrets, which released in 1933. In 1976, she won an honorary Oscar for her amazing contributions to motion pictures.

How Mary Pickford Founded United Artists

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