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October 18th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Military Women’s Memorial (Chartered 1997)

Friday, September 30, 2022 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The Military Women’s Memorial is a one-of-a-kind tribute to America’s Servicewomen, past and present. The Memorial features an education center, interactive exhibits, a world-class collection of military women’s stories.

October 1st is the annual memorial dedication anniversary day.

Wreaths Across America Day

Friday, December 3, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - International

Website Description:

‘Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.’

Perspectives: National Geographic’s Women in Military Services

Tuesday, November 23, 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

Tuesday, November 23, 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.

Veterans Day 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

A brief history of Veterans Day is posted on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

News/Events: Military Women’s Memorial

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The Military Women’s Memorial posts "News You Can Use” on their website in addition to archived news and upcoming events.

Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The History of Women’s Equality Day

At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 and passed in 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.

Excerpt from “National Women’s History Alliance” website, August 1, 2021

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.”

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