The four women on the left - Emily Withers, unknown, Nora Jones and Ruby Coberly - all temporarily left West Virginia during WWII to work at the Glenn L. Martin Aviation plant in Baltimore. The mother of Sen. Sue Cline (right) joined them there to produce thousands of aircraft that allowed the allies to win the war. Other West Virginia women worked at defense plants in Akron, Pittsburgh and throughout the nation.

Gilmer County girl scouts have done bell-ringing events for them in the past. Now a permanent monument to the "West Virginia Rosies" is being planned for unveiling Veteran's Day in Glenville in November. The public is invited and more information will follow.

The photo above was taken recently in Charleston where 19 living Rosies were celebrated by Thanks! Plain and Simple, the WV organization that honors the women who were so vital in that victory.

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