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Rosie the Riveter gathering in Michigan sets Guinness record

By Ben Hooper
Rosie the Riveter gathering in Michigan sets Guinness record
A total 3,734 women dressed as Rosie the Riveter in Michigan to set a Guinness World Record. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A gathering of women dressed as Rosie the Riveter set a Guinness World Record in Michigan when a total 3,734 women were counted.

The event, organized by the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, drew a total 3,734 women who donned the clothes of the World War II-era female factory worker icon, and they were photographed striking the "We can do it!" poster pose in unison.

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Guinness World Records confirmed the count and said it was a new world record.

The gathering included several "original Rosies," including Stella Haener, 101, and Lottie Kucab, who celebrated her 100th birthday on the day of the record attempt.

The world record attempt was organized to raise funds and awareness for a campaign to save the Willow Run bomber plant, where "real Rosie" Rose Will Monrow made bomber plane wings during World War II.

"Standing together with over 3,700 women was an empowering moment because we paid homage to the strength of our mothers and grandmothers before us and we showed the world that we have what it takes to save the Willow Run bomber plant and inspire the daughters and granddaughters of our future," organizer Alison Beatty said.

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