SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18
(By Senators Stollings, Wells, Foster, Jenkins, Klempa and Miller)
Requesting that Workforce West Virginia name their Wayne County building located at 2699 Park Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia, the “Rosie the Riveter Building”.
Whereas, While most eligible men served overseas in the Armed Forces during World War II, the country’s war effort depended upon having enough equipment, whether planes or bullets. The circumstances sent many women to serve on the home front, training to take factory jobs formerly held by soldiers; and
Whereas, Women who took on work in the factories, many of them holding jobs outside the home for the first time in their lives, became known by the collective nickname, Rosie the Riveter; and
Whereas, Without these women working on the home front, American soldiers overseas would have been without war essentials that could have put winning the war in doubt; and
Whereas, The service to West Virginia and to the nation as a whole of those dedicated women known as Rosie the Riveter is worthy of recognition; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests Workforce West Virginia to name their Wayne County building located at 2699 Park Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia, the “Rosie the Riveter Building”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That Workforce West Virginia is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected at the entry of said building, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the building to be the “Rosie the Riveter Building”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and the Executive Director of Workforce West Virginia.