GLENWOOD CITY — Tom Aebly of the Curry-Ainsworth American Legion Post delivered a message at the Post’s annual Veterans Day Dinner held at the Community Center on November 12th.
Aebly related the history of Veterans Day which was originally called “Armistice Day” – which on the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th month, a ceasefire was called that ended World War One.
He also spoke about the women who went to work in war production during World War Two. Aebly said, “A void was created in the labor force that was needed to maintain the ability of the United States to manufacture goods and machines in support of our troops. That work force was collectively known as Rosie the Riveter.”
One of these women, Aebly indicated, was one young woman named Norma Jean Baker, who later changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.