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

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 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, March 1, 2019 | 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, March 1, 2019 | 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.

Women’s History Month 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The month of March is national “Women’s History Month,” a time dedicated to learn more about women and recognize their innumerable lifetime contributions. Women with military service are a vibrant part of this memorable journey.

Donations Needed to Keep the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Doors Open

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The "Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA), women veterans' memorial at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia faces challenges to stay open 20 years after it was chartered. Commonly known as the "Women's Memorial," it officially opened in October 1997. PRWeb notes that it is the "only national memorial to recognize and honor the service of America's almost 3 million military women who have proudly served since the American Revolution. Initially, Congress earmarked money for the Women's Memorial to assist with operating costs, but in 2010 the Congressional funding stopped." Since 2010, the memorial's doors remained open through personal donations.

The "Women's Memorial," partnered with the Academy Women's Military Women eMentor Community to launch a fundraising campaign that began November 4, 2016 with a goal of raising $20 for every living woman veteran or $20 million dollars to keep the memorial open for the next 20 years and remain a "rallying point for current military women and a pilgrimage site for women veterans. The Memorial tells the story of women's service to over 150,000 visitors every year and almost 300,000 permanent registrations by current and veteran military women have been recorded and preserved for future generations." The campaign raised over $114,508.

Please help keep the memorial doors open! Consider donating...every dollar makes a difference.

US Postal mail:
Please download and complete the Donation Form at: http://www.womensmemorial.org/PDFs/RegForm.pdf

Mail donation form to:
Women's Memorial Foundation
Dept. 560
Washington, DC 20042-0560

Other questions, call: 800-222-2294 or 703-533-1155

5 Things Women Veterans Want Everyone to Know

Friday, November 10, 2017 | Category: History/Heritage - National

Andrea Goldstein interviewed several women veterans who all shared their pride in choosing to serve in the military. She shares five of their reflections.

The Woman Behind the Only National Memorial for Female Vets

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Category: History/Heritage - National

Get to know a bit about Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, the founder of what is still the only national memorial for military women in the world. She shares a snapshot of women in the military’s history and ongoing challenges for the women who choose to serve.

The “Women in Military Service for America” memorial needs perpetual funding to keep its doors open, add exhibits, and develop and maintain an online registry of women who served in the U.S. military. Donations are always welcome!

Save the Only National Memorial Honoring Women's Military Service (Campaign Ended February 4, 2018)

Friday, April 21, 2017 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The "Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA), women veterans' memorial at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia faces closure nearly 20 years after it was chartered. Commonly known as the "Women's Memorial," it officially opened in October 1997. PRWeb notes that it is the "only national memorial to recognize and honor the service of America's almost 3 million military women who have proudly served since the American Revolution. Initially, Congress earmarked money for the Women's Memorial to assist with operating costs, but in 2010 the Congressional funding stopped." Since 2010, the memorial's doors remained open through personal donations. The "Women's Memorial," partnered with the Academy Women's Military Women eMentor Community to launch a fundraising campaign that began November 4, 2016. The campaign's goal is to raise $20 for every living woman veteran. If the campaign target is met, the $20 million dollars will keep the memorial open for the next 20 years and remain a "rallying point for current military women and a pilgrimage site for women veterans. The Memorial tells the story of women's service to over 150,000 visitors every year and almost 300,000 permanent registrations by current and veteran military women have been recorded and preserved for future generations."

Donations accepted via:

Online at: www.FundRazr.com: http://www.fundrazr.com/SaveTheWomensMemorial

US Postal mail:
Please download and complete the Donation Form at: http://www.womensmemorial.org/PDFs/RegForm.pdf
Mail donation form to:
Women's Memorial Foundation
Dept. 560
Washington, DC 20042-0560

Other questions, call: 800-222-2294 or 703-533-1155

Spread the word...Twitter #!: #SistersLetsGetThisDone #20-4-20 #SaveTheWomensMemorial

Women's History Month 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The Department of Defense "Women's History Month" site offers information about women serving in the U.S. military.

Most Female Vets Feel Service Isn't Valued, Survey Finds

Monday, November 14, 2016 | Category: History/Heritage - National

A recent survey of 1000 enlisted and officer women veterans and servicewomen from 49 states was conducted by the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) advocacy group. Article author Hope Hodge Seck noted: "Nearly three-quarters of respondents, 74 percent, said they believe their service isn't publicly recognized. They said they most wanted the public to know more about their leadership and contributions, their stories and experience, and the challenges they face. About two-thirds, or 68 percent, of respondents said the military was responsible for building this awareness, while more than half, or 57 percent, said they wanted veteran service organizations to tell their story. Among other dramatic findings was that 71 percent of those surveyed didn't belong to a veteran service organization, a possible symptom of a perceived disconnect between the male-focused community they offer and the needs of female veterans. One-third of survey respondents said that they actually didn't feel welcome in existing veteran service organizations, and more than half, 51 percent, said they hadn't been informed about membership opportunities for these organizations. But nearly all of those surveyed, or 97 percent, said they would welcome the opportunity to participate in an organization focused specifically on the issues facing female troops and women veterans. The survey also highlighted a broad perception among women who have served that the media and pop culture often got their story wrong." Judy Patterson, SWAN's CEO, said: "SWAN will be sharing the full data from this survey with a number of other veterans groups, and will be tailoring our efforts moving forward to ensure that the voices of all of these women are heard and heeded."

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