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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.’

National Military Appreciation Month

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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