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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Valor Run 160 of whom will have the privilege of wearing a Tribute Ribbon in honor of a fallen servicewomen Those interested in being a Tribute Ribbon bearer should email valorrun womensmemorial org or call 703 533 1155 Participants are asked to assemble on the south side of the traffic circle opposite the Virginia side of Memorial Bridge by 10 15 a m Oct 18 Commander of a Naval Reserve unit Capt Lacore is a Navy pilot and a 2011 12 veteran of the war in Afghanistan She s also a Navy wife and mom of six Humbled by the sacrifice of so many of the nation s service members and their families and with the lifting of the ban on women in combat reminded that valor knows no gender she pledged to run a mile for each of the 160 military women who ve fallen in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom Her pledge was the genesis of Valor Run now 160 miles in 160 hours in honor of 160 servicewomen The run is also a fundraiser to benefit the Women s Memorial and Wounded Wear with the goal of raising 35 000 for these charities Media interested in interviewing

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/ValorRunPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    replied the Women s Memorial She will also visit the World War II Memorial A World War II member of the Women s Army Corps WAC Ms Coffey served in the Pacific Theater in Australia Dutch New Guinea and finally in the Philippines arriving in April 1945 during the Luzon Campaign She was discharged in Japan on Nov 11 1945 after having achieved the rank of staff sergeant One of the early women to serve during the war she first entered the Women s Army Auxiliary Corps in April 1943 just a month shy of her 37th birthday She transitioned to the WAC when it was established a few months later Ms Coffey s discharge papers list her as an accountant and according to media reports she worked in the procurement office She remained in Japan as a civil servant for several years later transferring to Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas where she worked until her retirement in 1971 For more information call 703 533 1155 or 800 222 2294 The Women s Memorial located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery is readily accessible by Metro Blue Line and paid parking is available The Women In

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/OldestWomVetVisitsPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Army veteran and 1991 graduate of the U S Military Academy at West Point Ms Basnight was appointed to her current position in October 2013 A lawyer she served in the corporate arena for many years as well as in the public service area assisting transitioning servicemembers from military to civilian jobs She has served on a variety of local state and federal commissions and task forces related to girls women and veterans Also at the Memorial for Memorial Day commemorative activities is a special exhibit that pays tribute to the women who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq A New Generation of Warriors speaks to the wartime experiences of these women through the memorabilia of 101st Airborne Division soldier CPL Jessica Ellis who was killed in action on Mother s Day May 11 2008 in Baghdad Iraq Also on display is the special In Memoriam Book located in the Memorial s Hall of Honor The book a living memorial that is updated as necessary includes the picture awards and decorations and biographical information of the 159 military women who have lost their lives in these wars Lastly in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the National

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/MemDay14PR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    April 30 2014 at 9 45 a m It has been the custom of the Dutch to adopt and care for the graves of the Americans buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten On the eve of the 70th anniversary of D day the Foundation is honored to have this opportunity to showcase this meaningful act of compassion care and gratitude for America s military As part of the program Minister Timmermans will tell the story of an American Soldier Private First Class Leo Lichten who is buried there and whose grave has been adopted by Minister Timmermans and his family In addition to the program at the Women s Memorial Minister Timmermans will be participating in a number of public events during his April 29 to May 1 visit to Washington DC Go to http dc the netherlands org news 2014 04 minister timmermans to visit washington html to learn more about the visit Members of the press who wish to cover the Women s Memorial program or any of the events during the Minister s visit should call Carla Bundy at 202 274 2632 or email cy bundy minbuza nl The Women s Memorial located at

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/Netherlands14PR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    advocate for military woman she helped author the legislation admitting women to the military service academies and helped found the Congressional Caucus for Women s Issues and its policy arm the Women s Research Education Institute WREI Since 1990 WREI s Women in the Military Project has provided information and policy analysis on issues important to military women and women veterans to government policy makers scholars the media and the

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/VetsDay13PR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    the Women In Military Service For America Memorial with his photography exhibition WWII Memorial A Memorial Comes to Life Featuring more than 90 images of the WWII Memorial and the men and women it memorializes the exhibit includes rare images of the memorial s construction its monumental features as well as glimpses of its 24 7 activities Sponsored by the Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the Women s Memorial Foundation WWII Memorial A Memorial Comes to Life runs from June 12 through the end of the year and is free and open to the public The public is invited to the exhibition s opening on June 12 2013 from 6 8 p m at the Women s Memorial Photographer Brown will be on hand for this first look at the exhibition and to sign copies of his book WWII Memorial Jewel of the Mall Refreshments will be served Guests are asked to RSVP with name and number of guests to jane srbphoto com For more information call 703 533 1155 or 800 222 2294 The Women s Memorial located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery is readily accessible by Metro Blue Line and paid parking

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/BrownExhibPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    hallowed grounds and the service history and family stories it represents It is the perfect Memorial Day story A loving personal story woven with the traditions and daily life of Arlington National Cemetery My Forever Home is a poignant glimpse laced with surprising insights into the history and ongoing importance of this special place storyteller Ellouise Schoettler s eventual forever home Since her husband Jim s Arlington burial she has visited his grave often and each visit has inspired her to learn more about their Forever Neighbors The story includes other families who visit particularly the young families often seen near Section 60 where recent casualties are laid to rest The program is a growing collection of stories about the people who are buried at Arlington others who work there and the members of the nation s military They all combine with Arlington s rich history and hallowed tradition to offer respect and honor to members of the military buried there This is a story of comfort for families Arlington National Cemetery My Forever Home is free and open to the public Other Memorial Day activities at the Women s Memorial include the 16th annual Memorial Day ceremony at 4 00 p m The ceremony includes formal military honors a keynote address wreath layings and the Memorial s signature event the scattering of rose petals in tribute to departed comrades This event is also free and open to the public Also at the Memorial is A New Generation of Warriors a special exhibit that pays tribute to the women who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq Included is the special In Memoriam Book located in the Memorial s Hall of Honor The book a living memorial that is updated as necessary includes the picture awards and decorations and biographical information

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/StorytellerPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    on duty serving the United States The year s event is co hosted by Representatives Kristi Noem and Doris Matsui The women members of the U S House of Representatives have been paying tribute to the nation s servicewomen in this way since 1998 just a few months following the Women s Memorial s dedication In addition to the congresswomen women from each service branch will also be participating The

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/CongCaucWL13PR.html (2016-02-09)
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