During the War Women Went to Work
Prior to World War II the role of women in the American society was much different from what it is today. Generally speaking if a woman were to choose to work outside of the house there were few opportunities open for her. Secretary, teacher, or nurse was the common role for the working woman. However when the United States went to war after Pearl Harbor was attacked new doors were opened for, and by, the women of America. Many of the men were out of country fighting the war overseas and somebody had to keep the country running while they were gone. During the war women went to work and changed history.
This web site and its' materials have been developed to honor the women of Washington State who made important contributions during World War II so that we will never forget their efforts to protect our country, and the world, from tyranny.