by George Silk
Machine Worker in Summer (model is Joan Richards) photographed by Madame Yevonde, 1937 (x)
Caption from LIFE. “Overalled couple with New York delegation, reminiscent of famous Grant Wood painting, join crowd which packed mall before Lincoln Memorial.” See more photos here from the March on Washington.
A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.
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Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War One to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on November 11 to recall the end of hostilities of World War One; these hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.
Let us not forget those who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom and rights and of those around the world. For if it had not been for their bold actions, we would not be living in the freedom based society we live in today. But, let us also remember those innocent civilians who lost their lives during battle and even the lives lost of our so-called “enemies” that fought against our soldiers, for they too were fighting for the freedom of their own countries.
LEST WE FORGET.
by George Silk