Bay Area Rosie the Riveters on their way to Washington


Virgin America gave the iconic women a red carpet send-off Saturday morning with a swing-dance and a free flight to our nation's capital.

Rosie the Riveter represents American women who worked in factories during World War II producing war supplies for the military while the men were away in service.

Each of these Rosies worked at the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond. They've been petitioning elected officials since 2008 to recognize the contributions of Rosies to America and its history.

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