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Alpena honors their very own Rosie the Riveter

This years 4th of July Parade was themed Rosie the Riveter. Rosie played a pivotal part in american history where women defied the odds and that’s exactly what Alpena celebrated today.

Back in WWII¬† millions of women took over the industrial labor force while their husbands were in combat, that’s when the term Rosie the Riveter was created.

Rosie represented strong, independent women who were capable of taking care of anything and everything. This year Alpena recognized those women who paved the way for so many..

Meet Dorothy Lafleche she was the grand marshal in today’s 4th of july parade and Alpenas own Rosie the Riveter. Dorothy broke down barriers and represented strong women who stepped up and showed the world there is not much a woman can’t accomplis.

All while carrying herself with class, strength and honor Dorothy did what she had to do until of course,her love returned home