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Save the Only National Memorial Honoring Women's Military Service (Campaign Ends Oct 18, 2017)

Date Posted: 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

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Read the full article at: benzinga