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MU hosts West Virginia Rosies

Mar. 11, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The crowd at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center Thursday night might have had to travel in cold, dreary weather, but their time spent at the center couldn't have been rosier.

The West Virginia Rosies are a group of women who served as defense workers during World War II, and they were the feature speakers during a forum at the center on Marshall University's Campus Thursday. The Rosies were brought together through the Rosie the Riveter Project, which is sponsored by Thanks! Plain and Simple Inc., an organization whose mission is to unify the people of West Virginia around the well-being of soldiers and veterans.

The first 100 attendees received a complimentary button and poster that could be autographed by the Rosies during the question and answer portion of the event.

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