Rosie the Riveter with Aviation Ties Sends Masks to PIA

Rosie the Riveter with Aviation Ties Sends Masks to PIA

Rosie the Riveter with Aviation Ties Sends Masks to PIA

Students at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ Myrtle Beach campus request and receive a shipment of masks, created by none other than one of the original “Rosie the Riveters.”

94-year-old Mae Krier, a Pennsylvania native, sent a shipment of red polka-dot masks and hair ties mirroring the “We Can Do It!” poster of WWII.

Krier left home at 17 to work at Boeing in Seattle, where she helped build B-17s and B-29s.  The note she sent along with the masks reads in part: “If this Rosie the Riveter face mask will save one life, it is worth every hour I have worked.” The passion Krier has for helping her country, both during WWII and now, makes it apparent why women in aviation receive such high praise.

PIA students send their gratitude to Mae Krier for her hard work during these difficult times. The PIA community not only appreciates Mae’s inspiring and spirited donation, they are also inspired by her dedication to aviation and her work at Boeing.

To read a full feature of Mae Krier on ABC News’ coverage,

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