Mae with WWII Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams, the late Senator John McCain, and Seward Johnson's Rosie the Riveter sculpture
Meet Mae Krier
Mae walked the halls of Congress in support of S.2500 and H.R. 4912, awarding the Rosies collectively with a Congressional Gold Medal 
Mae in Action 
Mae Krier, 92, one of the youngest of the original Rosie's, when she was hired by Boeing in Seattle, WA, to work as a riveter building B-17 and B-25 bombers.   
 Mae with her husband, Norm, and as a young Rosie.
In her own words..."I met my husband, Norm, on the dance floor at the Servicemen's Center in Seattle, Washington in 1944.  He was a great dancer.  We were married just 8 days after Roosevelt died in 1945, and would have been married 70 years if he had lived a few months longer. In addition to being one of the original Rosies who married a WWII veteran, I am a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother and a great, great grandmother with three great, great grandchildren (the youngest of which is a girl who is after me.)  My son and daughter have been successful in their lives and are now in the their 70's and retired. I've had a good life and it just seems to continue on. I've been blessed. Doing what I've been doing to get recognition for Rosie's has been a blessing. I get to meet so many nice people and I really enjoy being with them. It is good to have a purpose in life and this program sure has done that for me."
For the past 20 years, Mae has worked tirelessly to educate the public about the role women played on the Home Front during WWII.
Mae's mission is to ensure that the Rosie's legacy continues to inspire future generations, especially young women who are competing for careers in today's high tech economy.   She is also concerned that the surviving Rosies, few of whom received any recognition over the years, are acknowledged by their communities.  May is a proud member of the American Rosie the Riveter Association.
Mae led the successful campaign to get Congress to unanimously vote for a National Rosie the Riveter Day in 2017, which is now being observed each year during National Women's History Month on March 21st.    She is now leading the campaign to pass the bipartisan bicameral Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal legislation that was introduced in March 2018, 
Belying her 95 years, Mae makes personal appearances and speaks at countless events throughout the year. 
Here are some examples of this Remarkable Rosie in action: 
Mae walked at the head of the Spirit of '45 entry in the 2017 New York City Veterans Day Parade.
She will return in 2018 to lead hundreds of Girl Scouts dressed as "Rosiettes" who will be marching with photos of WWII veterans and carrying banners promoting National Rosie the Riveter Day and the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens campaign.
 Mae in the 2017 NYC Veterans Day Parade with Spirit of '45 Kiss Re-enactors Theresa Werner and James Martin
Mae and her fellow Rosie Elinor Otto, 99, are mobilizing Girl Scouts to help create a national network of rose gardens featuring a new Rosie the Riveter Rose to honor their fellow Rosies and inspire a new generation of young women to become all they can be. 
 Mae and Elinor on Spirit of '45 float in 2017 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC
 Mae and Elinor and WWII veterans,  interviewed by Columbia Historian Dr. Kenneth Jackson during the 2017 Spirit of '45 Day event at the New Yorker Hotel.
 Mae on Military Island in Times Square for Veterans Day event
Mae with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, who she made an honorary Rosie during the 2018 Women in Science and Engineering Symposium
Mae receiving coin from Air Force Gen. Dave Goldfein.  Being welcomed to the Air Force Technical Application Center in Florida. 
 Mae in the 2018 National July 4th Parade in Washington, DC
Mae in the News