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Cost of freedom: Families sacrifice as loved ones serve
Experiences in war can damage relationships back at home
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Russell and Delia Rego in the drum circle, where abundant instrument choices allow for experimentation. - photo by NAT GURLEY
The iconic image of Rosie the Riveter working in factories and keeping the country’s economic engine running while young men fought overseas in World War II remains a staple of American lore. It is a proud testament to feminism and equality. Who knows how the war might have turned out without these women producing supplies for the front lines.