Annual Veteran's Program

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Gail Beaton

Annual Veteran's Program

SPEAKER: Gail Beaton

Rosie the Riveter:  Primary Presentation

Rosie the Riveter," the name given to women war workers during World War II, lived and worked throughout the United States welding, making bullets, and doing a wide variety of factory jobs for the war effort.

Between 1941 and 1945, Colorado had its own "Rosies" working at the Remington Arms Factory in Denver. Located at the site of the present day Denver Federal Center, the Denver Ordnance Plant produced as many as six million bullets a day for U.S. troops. "Gail Murphy" is a composite character drawn from the records and memories of these women war workers.   At the conclusion of the presentation, audience participation will be solicited from real-life Rosies and those who lived thru and remembered those times.

Gail M. Beaton, a teacher of U.S. History, has taught for more than 26 years in Colorado public schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has two M.A. degrees; one in U.S. History and another in Public History from the University of Colorado/Denver. Gail has been acknowledged as an outstanding teacher by the Public Service Company and the Denver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her essays have been published in various history journals.

Preceding  Rosie the Riveter will be a variety of Veterans-related table displays, short introductions and presentations, including the American Legion Flag Color Guard, Operation Gratitude, Highlands Ranch American Legion, and more.

Finally, to end the program, we ask all Veterans to stand, identify themselves and their service.




South Ridge Recreation Center
Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Rd
Highlands Ranch 80130 39° 31' 23.4984" N, 104° 56' 4.8912" W