"We can do it!” was what she said then, and she is still saying it today.
Rosie the Riveter, America’s female wartime icon who helped to call women up during World War II, is still one of the most recognisable images in the world and a female icon.
But on 14 September 2017, Rosie made a fresh appearance.
In fact, she came out in force when 3,734 women congregated by the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan (US), to set a new record for the Largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter.
Amongst these women were some of the original Rosies who were involved in World War II with the oldest being 101-year-old Stella Haener.
But she wasn't the only centenarian with original Rosie Lottie Kucab celebrating her 100th birthday on the day of the attempt.
At the opposite end of the age scale, the youngest Rosie was just six-weeks-old.
The event was organised to raise awareness of the campaign to save Rosie's original factory, the Willow Run bomber plant where Rose Will Monroe (who became closely associated with Rosie the Riveter and seen as the "real" Rosie) made bomber plane wings in World War II.
In that iconic polka dot headscarf and blue dungarees, many were photographed striking Rosie’s defiant pose.
"Standing together with over 3,700 women was an empowering moment because we paid homage to the strength of our mothers and grandmothers before us and we showed the world that we have what it takes to save the Willow Run bomber plant and inspire the daughters and granddaughters of our future," organiser Alison Beatty.
Alison is hoping that the renovation, and conversion of part of the old factory into a museum, will inspire future generations to build careers in aviation.
Rosie represents the women of her generation at moment in history that was dominated by men, and now she is speaking to us again about what is possible and achievable.
This made the record set by the women gathered in Michigan, not only an officially amazing event! but an important event; one that symbolised remembrance and cultural identity and the future.