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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    ahead of and alongside combat units The intelligence it collected launched the ground war and provided aerial reconnaissance for the rescue of Jessica Lynch and fellow POWs Journaling throughout her deployment about her and her fellow lieutenants combat experiences she drew upon those journals to write Hesitation Kills The book speaks to her experiences as a young lieutenant and as a woman as well as the experiences of her fellow Marines In this second book by a woman Marine about the war in Iraq Jane Blair chronicles the drama and chaos of wartime Iraq and the day to day challenges faced by every Marine With compelling insights into the profound impact of the war on the lives of service members Hesitation Kills bridges the gap between those who have experienced the Iraq War firsthand and those who could only read about it or watch on screen The book talk is free and open to the public and Blair will be on hand for a book signing immediately following the event Copies of Hesitation Kills will be available for sale at the Memorial Gift Shop Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy this lunchtime

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/HesitationKillsPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Women s Memorial Foundation with memorabilia from her service 1st Lt Hilda Cann was a surgical nurse with the 155th General Hospital in England during World War II One of her patients a gunner on a bomber had been hit in the chest and paralyzed from the waist down His dying wish was for Lt Cann to tell his wife that he loved her Cann kept her promise traveling directly to Cincinnati from the port of New York when she returned from overseas So grateful was the young wife who had an infant child she later sent a linen tablecloth to Cann The two corresponded for a few years but lost touch The tablecloth however has remained a treasured gift for more than 65 years On her 100th birthday Cann asked her son to help her return the tablecloth to the American people This visit to the Women s Memorial fulfills that request A formal ceremony marking the return of the memento will be held at 11 00 AM Thursday June 9 2011 in the Women s Memorial exhibit gallery In addition to Mrs Cann representatives from the Canadian Embassy Attaché office as well as members of the Canadian Pipe

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/HildaCannPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    the role of Ajax Performances are free and open to the public and are scheduled for Friday and Saturday June 3 and 4 2011 at 7 00 pm in the Women s Memorial theater An outdoor performance on the Memorial plaza is scheduled for Saturday June 4 at 1 00 pm Seating is limited To reserve a seat RSVP to AJAX womensmemorial org or call 703 533 1155 800 222 2294 with number of people attending date time of performance and contact phone email Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of Sophocles Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the U S and Europe These ancient plays timelessly and universally depict the psychological and physical wounds inflicted upon warriors by war Using Sophocles plays to forge a common vocabulary for openly discussing the impact of war on individuals families and communities these events are aimed at generating compassion and understanding between diverse audiences Each performance includes a town hall style audience discussion about the aspects of military service deployment and post deployment transition that uniquely impact female service members For more information about Theater of War and to view press coverage visit

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/AjaxPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    s capital is free and open to the public and 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 Members of the public are invited to join in the personal tribute segment of the program 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 140 military women who have lost their lives in these wars The exhibits are free and open to the public 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

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/MemorialDay2011PR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    the women of World War II Delivering this year s keynote address is Command Chief Master Sergeant Denise M Jelinski Hall Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief National Guard Bureau CCMSgt Jelinski Hall is the senior enlisted leader in the National Guard representing the more than 472 000 Soldiers and Airmen of the Army and Air National Guard She is the first woman in history to hold that position For

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/VeteransDay2010PR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    All this is happening September 29 2010 from 2 30 5 00 pm at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Gateway Arlington National Cemetery and Arlington VA Guest speakers include Dr Clifford L Stanley Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Brigadier General Wilma L Vaught President Women s Memorial Foundation Corey Hudson CEO Canine Companions for Independence Secretary Assistance Dogs International and Carlene A Garner International President General Federation of Women s Clubs Canine Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative provides highly trained assistance dogs at no cost to veterans with physical disabilities from the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts and to military hospitals and medical centers Register to attend at http www cci org independence or call 631 561 0206 ABOUT CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE Canine Companions for Independence is the largest non profit provider of trained assistance dogs with five regional training centers across the country Established in 1975 Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs and quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people There is no charge for the dog its training and

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/CanineCompanionsPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    milestone in the history of women s service to the nation The authors will discuss their books as well as offer their first hand perspective of the young women who have come of age over the past 30 years at the Service Academies their contributions to the military and to today s combat team Retired Navy Captain Lory Manning WREI s Director of the Women in the Military Project will moderate the discussion Participating authors include US Coast Guard Reserve Commander Martha LaGuardia Kotite USCG Academy 1989 So Others May Live Coast Guard s Rescue Swimmers Saving Lives Defying Death 2008 Retired Navy Commander Darlene M Iskra first Navy woman to command a ship at sea Women in the United States Armed Forces A Guide to the Issues Contemporary Military Strategic and Security Issues 2010 Breaking through the Brass Ceiling Strategies of Success for Elite Military Women 2008 Sharon Hanley Disher US Naval Academy 1980 First Class Women Join the Ranks at the Naval Academy 1998 Gail O Sullivan Dwyer West Point 1981 Tough as Nails One Woman s Journey Through West Point 2009 Donna McAleer West Point 1987 Porcelain on Steel Women of West Point s Long Gray Line

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Press/AcademyAuthorsPR.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    for Wednesday June 9 2010 11 30 a m to 1 30 p m at the Women s Memorial gateway Arlington National Cemetery Free and open to the public guests are invited to join author Laura Browder and photographer Sascha Pflaeging as they discuss their collaboration to create this very compelling exhibition about today s women warriors Refreshments will be served When Janey Comes Marching Home is a collection of 44 large scale photographic portraits and accompanying oral history excerpts of servicewomen all veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq The exhibit is an intimate personal introduction to some of today s women who have donned military uniforms and gone to war To reserve a seat for the event please call 703 533 1155 or e mail hq womensmemorial org More information about the exhibition can be found at www womensmemorial org News JaneyExhibit html The Women s Memorial the only major national memorial to tell the story of women s service is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery and is readily accessible by Metro Blue Line Paid parking is available This exhibition and the accompanying publication were made possible by generous grants from the Virginia Foundation

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