Why this Rosie the Riveter from Bucks County is still fighting

Mae Kreier of Levittown, Pa. is one of millions of women who built airplanes, ships, and bombs during World War II. She's still fighting for their efforts to be recognized.

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Mae Krier 93, was a riveter during WWII. She’s an advocate for the recognition of the “Rosies” role for winning the war.

Mae Krier, 93, of Levittown, Pa., was an original "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII. She’s an advocate for the recognition of the riveters' role in winning the war. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Mae Kreier is one of the millions of women who went to work in factories and shipyards during World War II while men went off to fight. Now at the age of 93, Kreier is still fighting to get Rosie the Riveters like her the recognition she says they deserve. Kreier joins us on this episode of The Why as she prepares to travel to Normandy, France this week for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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