ROMULUS, Mich. – Seven decades after their "we can do it" attitude proved invaluable to the Allied victory in World War II, about 30 "Rosie the Riveters" are being honored with a flight to Washington, D.C.
A plane carrying up to 30 Rosies will leave Detroit Metropolitan Airport Tuesday morning for the nation's capital. There, the women will check out the National World War II Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery and have lunch with members of Congress.
The women who did work toward the war effort are now in their 80s and 90s. The women are wearing Honor Flight red cardigans.
Helen Kushnir of Dearborn says she felt "like queen for the day" after volunteers took a formal photo of her before she boarded the plane.