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News: Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) (The Women’s Memorial)

Friday, July 30, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The "Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA)/(The Women’s Memorial) posts "News You Can Use” on their website in addition to archived news and upcoming events.

Perspectives: National Geographic’s Women in Military Services

Friday, July 30, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - International

National Geographic offers a spectrum of articles about women in military services, past and current times.

Perspectives: PBS Stories of Service

Friday, July 30, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - International

"Stories of Service" is an initiative by public media sources to "unite powerful stories and conversations around one of our country's most resilient communities: our military veterans." The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) offers published and upcoming shows and films, educational resources, and transitional information for the military and veterans.

4th of July 245th Celebration at Military Women’s Memorial

Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

Announcement on Military Women’s Memorial:

‘Celebrate America’s 245th Independence Day with the Military Women’s Memorial!

Enjoy a delicious catered buffet, beer and wine, live music, and family-friendly activities for all ages. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. While celebrating, explore our various exhibits honoring military women, including our newest display, “Summer With The Arts,” which features over 180 pieces of original art by veterans and their loved ones.

Positioned at the end of Memorial Avenue, opposite the Arlington Memorial Bridge, our view of the annual firework show at the National Mall will be unmatched.

Special group pricing available upon request (10 people and up) – send to development@womensmemorial.org.

Tickets available for purchase until Wednesday, June 30th.’

Independence Day & the Statue of Liberty

Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

4th of July
U.S. Census Bureau "Facts for Features"

Statue of Liberty
The statue's original name was Liberty Enlightening the World.  The statue was given to the United States by the French as a centennial gift in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the July 4, 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The statue arrived in 1885 and in 1886 it was dedicated, ten years after the anniversary.

What does the Statue of Liberty represent?  She is a symbol of the ideals of friendship between nations, freedom from tyranny and oppression, and new beginnings for peoples around the world. 

Emma Lazarus wrote the famous 1883 sonnet which since the early 1900s, is on a bronze plaque in the statue's pedestal.

                 The New Colossus 

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

National Military Appreciation Month

Monday, May 3, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The month of May is designated as “National Military Appreciation Month.”

Women’s History Month

Monday, March 22, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - International

Every year in March, women’s continuing national and international contributions are studied, recognized and celebrated around the globe.

Video: 2020 23d Annual Memorial Day Program at WIMSA Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Category: History/Heritage - National

You can view the 23d Annual Memorial Day Program hosted at the Women in Military Service for America memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. at this internet link. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 memorial service was a virtual experience.

Online Women’s Memorial Day Program: May 25, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 25, 2020 | Category: History/Heritage - National

To prepare for the event, make sure you connect on the Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) Facebook page.

While everyone cannot come together in person, Memorial leadership is excited and honored to recognize America’s servicemembers with you on Memorial Day and every day.

33 Fallen Service Members June 2018-May 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019 | Category: History/Heritage - National

Thirty-three volunteer service members lost their lives in overseas conflicts June 2018-May 2019. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) invite all to join them in a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. local time every Memorial Day. The IAVA “#GoSilent” campaign began in 2011.

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