- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

YSPILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Hundreds of people have marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at an old factory where the original Rosie the Riveter built bombers in eastern Michigan.

The Ann Arbor News (https://bit.ly/1Jb1o5X ) reports a memorial service was held Sunday at the Ypsilanti Township plant now owned by the Yankee Air Museum. Several people spoke during the 40-minute service, including Vivian Litchard, who was a wartime worker at the plant.

The memorial was among other events held by the museum across four days to mark the anniversary of the war’s end. The museum also hosted tours, a raffle and a classic car show Sunday.

The plant will be the site of next iteration of the Yankee Air Museum, which will be called the National Museum of Aviation and Technology at Historic Willow Run.


Information from: The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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