Presentation on theme: " Rose Nixon By: Alexandra Signore. I married Edward Wallis, but most people called him Eddie. I was 25 and he was 26 by the time we got married. Shortly."— Presentation transcript:
Rose Nixon By: Alexandra Signore
I married Edward Wallis, but most people called him Eddie. I was 25 and he was 26 by the time we got married. Shortly after, he was recruited to the U.S. army as a corporal.
Devastation overwhelmed me as I said goodbye. However, I felt it was my duty to support my husband and become a part of the fight against Germany, so I became a member of the army as a WAVE.
I began to train to become a wave. We learned about Judge Advocate General Corps, medical professions, communications, intelligence, science and technology.
Within a year, there were over 27,000 waves in uniform. The number gave me a sense of reassurance because so many people wanted to help win the war.
I found out I was relocated to Hawaii. I was upset because I knew I would be even farther away from my husband, but I knew my duties were needed somewhere else.
The pay was not as I had imagined.
Rosie the Riveter was such an inspiration to me while I was working. She represented a strong, working women who is just as tough as men are. She captured many women ’ s attention and we began to see ourselves strive to be more like her.
WAVES of the Navy WAVES of the Navy, There's a ship sailing down the bay. And she won't slip into port again Until that Victory Day. Carry on for that gallant ship And for every hero brave Who will find ashore, his man-sized chore Was done by a Navy WAVE.