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'Rosie the Riveter' Phyllis Gould visits the White House on March 31. / Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP

Six women who did industrial work during World War II - surviving members of the "Rosie the Riveter" generation - got the dream of a lifetime Monday.

It involved a hug from Vice President Biden, and a picture with him and President Obama.

Phyllis Gould, 91 years young, said she had written to Biden that "my dream would be to have my picture taken with the two of them in the Oval Office - and I got it."

Gould also said she wanted a hug from Biden, and got that too.

"He hugged everyone," Gould said.

From ABC News:

"The Riveters worked as welders, electricians and draftsman at the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, Calif., during World War II.

"Gould said she wrote the letter because she felt her fellow Riveters weren't being given their due credit. 'All the military had monuments and recognition and we didn't get any, and we're not going to be around that much longer and in the schools they're not even teaching about World War II, so if anybody's going to remember us, I wanted to be a big bang here - and we're having it,' Gould said."



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