Mother's Day is the 60th Anniversary of VE Day During World War II - Wellhaven Gifts for Seniors has a Special Gift for Older Moms, the “Senior Edition” of Rosie the Riveter Commemorating WWII Women

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MotherÂ?s Day is extra special this year for the women who participated in WWII. May 8, 2005 is also the 60th anniversary of VE Day. The Â?We Can Still Do It!Â? Rosie the Riveter figurine is one of the most inspiring items in WellhavenÂ?s collection of Mother's Day gifts. A woman who was in her 20s during World War II could be an active 80-something today. She will appreciate this unique MotherÂ?s Day gift that recognizes her accomplishments and promotes a positive attitude about aging.

Mother’s Day is extra special this year for the women who participated in WWII, either on the home front or by serving with the military. May 8, 2005 is the 60th anniversary of VE Day, Victory in Europe, during World War II. Wellhaven Gifts for Seniors commemorates VE Day with a special selection of gifts for WWII veterans, including a “senior edition” of Rosie the Riveter proclaiming that “We Can Still Do It!”

Rosie the Riveter became a popular icon on wartime posters recruiting women to work in factories. Men fighting a war on two fronts created a shortage of available manufacturing labor at home. Women were asked to step into these non-traditional jobs as part of their patriotic duty.

By 1945 there were over 18.5 million women in the U.S. civilian workforce. Approximately 37% of the American female population, both single and married, had jobs by the end of the war. The U.S. government estimates that 66% of women who previously worked as waitresses acquired higher paying jobs on the factory floor. They helped assemble aircraft, ships and other supplies for the war effort. They were expected return to their housewife duties or other “women’s work” jobs as waitresses when the war was over.

The “We Can Still Do It!” Rosie the Riveter figurine is one of the most inspiring items in Wellhaven’s collection of Mother's Day gifts and gifts for WWII veterans. A woman who was in her 20s during World War II could be an active 80-something today. She will appreciate this unique Mother’s Day gift that recognizes her accomplishments and promotes a positive attitude about aging.

“May is also Older Americans Month, so it is important that we recognize the valuable contributions of the women of WWII in creating professional opportunities for women today,” commented Patricia Curry, founder and CEO of Wellhaven Gifts for Seniors. The ‘Rosies’ and the ‘pink-collar’ office workers of WWII were groundbreakers, employed in professions that in other circumstances may not have been available to them.

Wellhaven Gifts for Seniors is a small, female-owned business headquartered in Paoli, PA. The company’s primary customers are the adult children and grandchildren who seek unique and useful gifts for their older relatives and friends. Visit their web site at http://www.wellhaven.com/1945 to see the gifts for WWII veterans and http://www.wellhaven.com/giftsforher to see more Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, executives from Wellhaven Gifts for Seniors are available for interviews and studio demonstrations of practical and stylish gifts for senior citizens. High-resolution image files of the product(s) mentioned in this press release and others are available, also.

For more information about Wellhaven Gifts for Seniors, please visit http://www.wellhaven.com/aboutus and http://www.wellhaven.com/news, for previous press releases.

Editor’s and Producer’s Notes:

There are over 5 million WWII veterans in the U.S. according to the 2000 census. This number includes only those who officially served in the military, not those who supported the war effort on the home front. For more information about WWII women and men visit the following web sites.

1)    http://www.rosietheriveter.org
2) http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/journey/rosie.html
3)http://factfinder.census.gov/jsp/saff/SAFFInfo.jsp?_pageId=tp12_veterans

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For tips on selecting a gift appropriate for senior citizens for both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, see our previous press releases – http://www.wellhaven.com/news

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