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

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 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

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 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

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 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.

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.

Memorial/Decoration Day Remembrance

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

Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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.

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