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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    its 33 000 sq ft education center stands today at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery and tells the story of women s service to some 150 000 visitors every year It is a stunning tribute to the 2 5 million women who have served Today your contributions help maintain and operate the 22 5 million Women s Memorial Every dollar supports our mission and is key to building exhibits developing programs and activities conducting research maintaining our world class archive performing outreach building our oral history program producing audio visual and written educational products and so much more Without your support none of this would be possible Just 1 00 helps get informational materials to a woman veteran 10 00 buys CDs for oral histories 25 00 helps a woman register her service and take her rightful place in history and 100 00 helps restore and preserve historical memorabilia Please give today so that future generations of Americans will know of women s legacy of service to the nation and their extraordinary contributions to our Armed Forces beginning with the American Revolution Donate to the Foundation Online If you would like to make your donation via US Postal mail

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    this section of the website to give our members and supporters a secure shopping experience and a more user friendly environment Thank you for your patience If you wish to make a purchase or inquire about the availability of an

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/OnlineGiftShopConstr.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    women in the military along with the individual stories of registered servicewomen The Women s Memorial recognizes all women who have served in or with the United States Armed Forces past present and future documents the experiences of these women and tells their stories of service sacrifice and achievement makes their contributions a visible part of our history illustrates their partnership with men in defense of our nation and serves

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    fitting moment the multi award winning design for the Women s Memorial has been hailed as an elegant solution to integrating an exciting new purpose with an existing historic structure The Register which serves as the heart of the Women s Memorial is a computerized database of information about the women who are registered Visitors can access the photographs military histories and individual stories of registrants by simply typing names into a computer terminal The Register serves as an active resource creating an on going record of history as it is made The Foundation is actively seeking to register as many veterans Active Duty National Guard and Reserve servicewomen as possible Women from service organizations who served overseas during time of war as well as Cadet Nurses are also eligible Approximately 250 000 of the two million women eligible have been registered thus far View a Floor Plan of the Women s Memorial Support The Women s Memorial was authorized by Congress and is supported by the Departments of Defense Transportation and Veterans Affairs Legislation passed in 1986 stated that the Memorial had to be built with non federal funds With the exception of federal grants to restore the existing structure and to complete the Memorial the Memorial has been financed solely through private donations Thus far notable donors include foreign and state governments leading corporations veterans organizations a number of foundations and individuals Proceeds from the sale of a commemorative coin are a continuing resource The Foundation has a National Tribute Committee whose members include current and former members of Congress governors corporate leaders and government and civic leaders Active support for the Memorial is also demonstrated by the prestigious National Sponsors Committee made up of all living former Presidents and Secretaries of Defense State chairs have been appointed in key states to lead the effort to locate register and honor servicewomen and women veterans throughout the nation State chairs work in coordination with the Foundation s volunteer force of field representatives which number approximately 1 800 The Women s Memorial preserves an important legacy for all generations by capturing the undocumented history of our American servicewomen It is a place of honor for those who served in the past those who serve today and those who will serve in the future Memorial Drive The entrance to Arlington National Cemetery extends across the Potomac River to the Lincoln Memorial at the eastern edge of Memorial Bridge Memorial Drive Memorial Bridge and the magnificent Hemicycle and Court entrance to the cemetery were designed as a single project dedicated together on January 16 1932 by President Herbert Hoover return to top Memorial Bridge was intended as a symbolic link binding together what had been the Civil War s North and South into one great Union The theme of national unity was continued when architects McKim Meade and White designed the bridge to extend along an axis joining two great symbols of our nation the Lincoln Memorial and the Robert E Lee

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    The Memorial also honors women who served overseas during conflicts in direct support of the armed forces in organizations such as the Red Cross USO and Special Services and members of the US Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps The Foundation is seeking names addresses photos and memorable experiences of women who have served to be included in the Memorial s Register an interactive computer database available at the Memorial Deceased servicewomen from any era or those civilian women who served with other civilian organizations can be registered by family members friends and organizations HISTORY Congressional resolutions to honor military women were introduced by Senator Frank Murkowski R AK and Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar D OH Signed into law by President Reagan in November 1986 DESIGN By Marion Gail Weiss and Michael Manfredi of Weiss Manfredi Architects New York City winners of a national competition The Memorial features an upper terrace with views of Arlington National Cemetery and the monuments of Washington DC On the terrace there is an arc of large glass panels on which quotations from and about servicewomen are etched This arc of glass introduces natural light into the Memorial s Education Center At the lower terrace in front of the Hemicycle wall are the reflecting pool and Court of Valor The Education Center located behind the Hemicycle houses a Hall of Honor exhibit gallery theater and the computer database of servicewomen called the Register Through the Register visitors may access photos military histories and the individual stories of registered women return to top FUNDING The total cost of building the Memorial was 22 million In building the Memorial support came from federal grants proceeds from the sale of commemorative silver dollars and corporate organization and individual donations The Memorial Foundation maintains and operates the Memorial Education

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Foundation and Memorial Board of Directors The Board of Directors provides the overall direction of the business and affairs of the Foundation Board Members are elected for a three 3 year term The Board elects an Executive Committee which includes the Chair Vice Chair Treasurer Secretary and President of the Foundation from among its members Click Board of Directors below to view our current board members Leadership Circle The Leadership

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Hours of Operation 8 00am 5 00pm excluding private evening events Open every day except Christmas

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Frederick Counties Take I 495 south across the American Legion Bridge and then take Exit 43 George Washington Parkway east toward Washington DC Follow the GW Parkway to the exit for Arlington National Cemetery At the stop sign make a left onto Memorial Drive and the cemetery guards will direct you from there From Western Virginia Northern Fairfax and Loudoun Counties Take I 495 north toward the American Legion Bridge and then take Exit 43 George Washington Parkway east toward Washington DC Follow the GW Parkway to the exit for Arlington National Cemetery At the stop sign make a left onto Memorial Drive and the cemetery guards will direct you from there From Washington DC Cross the 14th Street Bridge and follow I 395 south to Exit 8B Route 110 north toward Rosslyn Take the exit for Arlington Cemetery At the stop sign make a left onto Memorial Drive and the cemetery guards will direct you from there From Northern Maryland Northern Prince George s County and Baltimore Take I 295 south toward Washington DC Take the exit for Route 50 toward Washington DC Route 50 will become New York Avenue Continue on NY Avenue Once you cross New Jersey Avenue look for the signs for 395 south you will need to make a left off of New York Avenue toward the exit for 395 south Then follow the signs to 395 south Once you are on 395 south take it to the Exit 8B Route 110 north toward Rosslyn Take the exit for Arlington Cemetery At the stop sign make a left onto Memorial Drive and the cemetery guards will direct you from there From Southern Maryland Southern Prince George s and Charles Counties Take I 295 north toward Washington DC Take the exit for Pennsylvania Avenue west going

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