|This page was created as a tribute to all who served in
the Armed Forces of the United States, those in
uniform and those who served in their supporting
|ALL GAVE SOME - SOME GAVE ALL.
GOD BLESS OUR GOLD STAR
|Often forgotten in our conversation of those who served America
while those in uniform were in harms way during World War II
were the women working in the ship yards or airplane plants were
the ladies known as Rosie the Riveter, we salute them.
|Naomi Parker Fraley was photographed in 1942 while
working at California's Alameda Naval Air Station, where
she'd taken a job to help her country during World War II.
Naomi Parker, sporting a polka-dotted bandanna while
operating a lathe at work, was likely the inspiration for the
image that's known today as Rosie the Riveter. One of those
ladies was my mother who incidentally was name Rose.
|My family service in the Armed Forces includes service in the
Spanish American War (great-grandfather), World War I
(grandfather) World War II and Korea (father) I served in
Vietnam and my son served in the Gulf.