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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Directions Please use your mobile device to scan the QR code below to view a map directions to the Women s Memorial located at the Gateway of Arlington National Cemetery

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Visit/QRdirections.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
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    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Visit/lobby.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    our Memorial but she registered Lou said I was thrilled I ve sent her information but she never did it This trip she pulled up my photo in the Register and was moved to register herself Lou said Lou couldn t be happier that she and Judy now share yet another special bond membership in the Women s Memorial But sharing membership in the only national memorial that pays tribute to America s servicewomen is just another chapter in a story that began nearly 50 years ago From left WACs Judy Buchanan and Lou Fisher were on the WAC drill team at Aberdeen Proving Ground MD April 1961 Photo courtesy of Lou Creighton A young 19 year old Lou left her family home in Massillion OH to join the WAC in March 1960 After completing basic training and advanced individual training at Ft McClellan AL Lou was assigned to Aberdeen Proving Ground MD When she stepped off the train one weekend afternoon in late July Lou was about to embark on a life changing adventure With nearly everyone from the post enjoying a weekend pass Lou found herself faced with the challenge of learning her way around all by herself I didn t even know where the mess hall was Lou recalls I got hungry enough to finally ask Judy Buchanan of Lodi WI That was the beginning of a 47 year friendship between Judy and me In addition to becoming fast friends at Aberdeen Lou often calls Judy her WAC Cupid and credits Judy s determination and persistence with bringing Lou and her husband Loy together all those years ago The Monday following Lou and Judy s first meeting and the trip to the mess hall Lou reported to the Military Personnel Office to check in It was there that she first met PFC Loy Creighton Lou s new found friend Judy immediately thought that the pair belonged together The persistent Judy was relentless despite Lou s resistance to the match She thought the tall private with the solid chin was nice but probably a stuffed shirt because his fatigues were so starched they could stand by themselves Lou recalls WAC PFC Lou Fisher and Army PFC Loy Creighton wed May 27 1961 Photo courtesy of Lou Creighton Judy s vigorous campaign to bring Lou and Loy together continued Finally by October the same month that Lou pinned on PFC she gave in and she said yes when Loy asked her out to the local A W root beer stand Judy s intuition was right Just seven months after their first date the couple wed on May 27 1961 The next month Lou was promoted to SP4 but her WAC career came to an end shortly after that Aware of 1960s Army policy that mandated women could no longer serve if they became pregnant yet eager to start a family Lou was discharged in July 1961 Within a few months of her discharge her dream of motherhood became a

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/SpiritofMemorial.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    CFC 11350 is one of the charities that federal employees can choose for their donations Thanks to each of you who have generously contributed to the Memorial through CFC in the past an important landmark was added to the face of our nation s capital Your continued support will preserve history and help keep the doors of this living memorial open From the beginning CFC was vital to the building

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/CFC15-16%20KicksOff.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Special Edition Calendar This Is What A Hero Looks Like will feature women from each military service beginning with World War I Each page will feature an array of women past and present who are America s heroes because they served You can be a part of the 2016 calendar by submitting your photos of service past and present for consideration Submissions are requested NLT Oct 9 2015 Eligibility Requirements For photos to be eligible for consideration the servicewoman MUST be a registered member of the Women s Memorial Electronic Photograph Specifications Instructions Scan prints at original size with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi Save image as a JPG file Include a brief explanation if possible of who what when and where Include your full name and contact information as well as the name of the servicewoman if submitting on behalf of a deceased family member friend E mail photos to cal16submissions womensmemorial org Print Photograph Specifications Instructions Send ORIGINAL prints or HIGH RESOLUTION 300 dpi print copies Include a brief explanation if possible of who what when and where Include your full name and contact information as well as the name of the servicewoman if submitting on behalf

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/Cal16PhotoSubmissions.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    nonprofit named Valor Run that sponsors running events around the country to honor those 160 servicewomen so their sacrifice will never be forgotten To mark the first anniversary of the 160 mile run Valor Run has joined with the Women s Memorial Foundation to present a Virtual VALOR RUN 10 Miler 5K Anniversary Run The Virtual Run another opportunity to honor and remember these heroes is scheduled for 10 a m EDT 7 a m PDT October 17 A nationwide tribute run participants choose their own route organize a group run or join a group set up by volunteer ambassadors Details including registration closing dates and ambassador locations are on the Valor Run website The online closing date for registration is October 10 The 45 registration fee includes a printable bib T shirt and finisher medal or participants can choose the no T shirt no medal option at 25 Proceeds above operating costs will be split between Valor Run and the Women s Memorial Foundation Thanks to the support of many of you Nancy Lacore s 2014 Valor Run raised some 33 000 in honor of those 160 servicewomen who gave their lives in service to the nation in the

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/ValorRunII.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    2015 2017 commemorative period One of our efforts will be to feature many of the artifacts in our collection from that war as well as to emphasize increased participation of Vietnam War servicewomen in our oral history program These activities are to be featured at the Memorial and in various ways on our website We are pleased to bring you the first installment of that effort with the release of

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/VietCommPartner.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    in history Launched during the Memorial s 15th Anniversary celebration on Oct 19 20 2012 the registration campaign asks each of us to embrace women s rich legacy of service and to cultivate and pass it forward by introducing three women to the Memorial and helping them register Your continued help registering eligible women is a tremendous show of support and a great incentive to reaching an annual goal of 10 000 registrations a year Each one of us has an investment in history either through our own service or that of a family member or friend The mission here at the Women s Memorial Foundation is to capture and illustrate that investment that legacy of service so that our sons and daughters and future generations of Americans will know of the individual and collective contributions of women to the nation s defense You can pass this rich legacy of service on to three women today by helping them register their service with the Women s Memorial either online using our Online Registration and Donation Form or by downloading our printable Registration Form PDF Servicewomen from every era past and present are eligible A place to start is by honoring

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/Tell3Women.html (2016-02-09)
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