CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An organization called the Spirit of '45 has designed living memorials with special roses in them, called "Rosie the Riveter" roses, around the country.
With the help of the Tyndall Air Force Association and the Girl Scouts, there's now one at the Veterans Park in Callaway.
The memorials celebrate and honor the women who tackled any job needed to support our troops and will hopefully inspire local young women to become 21st century "Rosies".
"We are hoping it'll be an inspiration to them to take up careers in STEMS. That's science, technology, engineering, math and service and working along with the Girl Scouts, I think it's going to be a great endeavor for them," Tyndall Air Force Association President Edward Hood said.
Officials say they hope to plant a "Rosie" rose memorial in every congressional district by the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.