2,096 women gathered at the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant on Saturday, October 24th in search of a Guinness World Record. Each one wore blue coveralls, work boots, and a red and white polka-dot bandanna to reclaim the record for the number of Rosie the Riveters gathered in one place. The participants, some as young as one year-old, joined forty-three original “Rosies,” women who worked at the plant during World War II. The plant was one of the country’s largest bomber plane producers during the war and the workplace of Rose Will Monroe, the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter. While the official count is still being validated by Guinness, it appears that the women will soon hold the record. 

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