Americans in Wartime Experience

Arkie Huffman

World War II

Arkie Huffman (Wing) served her country during World War II.  In 1943, she worked for Boeing as a "Rosie the Riveter" making less than a dollar an hour.  She would later work at the Higgins Aircraft Company in New Orleans.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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