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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    of brown bag lunch programs hosted by the Women s Memorial Foundation in celebration of Women s History Month Herman a master narrator who never fails to breathe life into his subject and characters makes Battle Station Sick Bay no exception The Naval Bureau of Medicine and Surgery s historian he s had the privilege of personally meeting with his featured heroes to record and share their remarkable stories Thanks to his skill guests will delight in discovering such uncelebrated players as Katherine Van Wagner one of the Navy s first flight nurses to land on an active battlefield as well as Dr Henry Heimlich who ll reveal how a failed chest surgery performed on a wounded Chinese soldier inspired the lifesaving maneuver that made his name a household word Other Women s Memorial Women s History Month events include the world premiere of the film Above and Beyond 100 Years of Women in Aviation on March 11 Quilts from the Heart a program and personal tour of the quilts made around the world in response to the attack on the Pentagon on March 18 and a discussion and book signing with Jean Ebbert and Marie Beth Hall authors of

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    noon is hosted by the United States Air Force Centennial of Flight Office in cooperation with the Women s Memorial Foundation Above Beyond 100 Years of Women in Aviation is the second in a series of brown bag lunch programs hosted by the Women s Memorial in celebration of Women s History Month 2003 The programs are free and open to the public and each is scheduled from 12 noon to 1 PM Guests are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend Those interested in attending any or all of the events are encouraged to reserve a seat by calling 703 533 1155 or 800 222 2294 Other Women s Memorial Women s History Month events include Battle Station Sick Bay Navy Medicine in World War II a discussion and book signing with author Jan Herman on March 4 Quilts from the Heart a program and personal tour of the quilts made around the world in response to the attack on the Pentagon on March 18 and a discussion and book signing with Jean Ebbert and Marie Beth Hall authors of The First The Few The Forgotten Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I on

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    the program and exhibit is the first time some 80 of the quilts will be on display at the same location Ms June Forte the original Pentagon curator of the quilts will narrate the event telling the touching story of the quilts their journey to the Pentagon and the people who made them Presented in cooperation with the Department of Defense and the Burke Quilters Association the event is the third in the series of brown bag lunch activities that mark the annual month long observance of Women s History Month at the Memorial Remaining Women s Memorial Women s History Month events include the Department of Defense s official ceremony and observance of National Women s History Month 2003 Women Pioneering the Future March 20 1 30 PM and a discussion and book signing with Jean Ebbert and Marie Beth Hall authors of The First The Few The Forgotten Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I on March 25 12 noon Additional presentations of Above and Beyond 100 Years of Women in Aviation the film which made its world premiere earlier in the month at the Women s Memorial will be shown at 10 AM and 3

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    World War I Authors Jean Ebbert and Marie Beth Hall will lead the discussion which is scheduled for 12 noon to 1 PM The program is the final event in a series of brown bag lunch programs hosted by the Women s Memorial Foundation in celebration of Women s History Month The First The Few The Forgotten Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I is groundbreaking and unique in its discussion of these all but forgotten women who served in the military during World War I Shattering the myth that the role of women was limited to nursing this absorbing text breathes life into history and brings to light the stories of the nearly 12 500 women who served in the US Naval and Marine Corps Reserves from 1917 1920 Ms Ebbert a seasoned author and Navy veteran herself along with Ms Hall who is an editor researcher and writer also co authored Crossed Currents Navy Women in a Century of Change which was published in 1993 Fascinated with the depth and richness of information uncovered about the World War I women while researching for Crossed Currents the authors concluded that this lost part of military and women

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    part of a living memorial an in memoriam honor roll that includes their pictures and records of service guaranteeing their permanent place in American history Honoring America s Heroines I will see her name here and it will be a reminder of her loss but also of her life her service and her sacrifice BG Loree Sutton USA Keynote Remarks Fallen Military Women Quilt Unveiling Another special tribute to the fallen heroines of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom can be found in The Register the very heart of the Memorial It is here that the records of service of thousands of military women can be found It seems fitting that the Fallen Military Women Quilt with its names is displayed here among comrades past and present Crafted by a group of women quilters in Moro Ore who were led by retired Army SSG Donna Birtwistle the quilt features the names of the first 113 women who lost their lives in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom The quilters intent was to pay tribute to the fallen women The project soon took on new meaning when on May 11 2008 Mother s Day Army CPL Jessica Ellis a young woman from just down the road in Bend Ore was killed in Iraq Hitting close to home her death rallied the quilters and community businesses and townspeople donated supplies volunteered to cut fabric and even funded travel costs for 14 quilters to attend the Sept 17 2008 quilt unveiling at the Women s Memorial Poster Panel 3 Text One Woman s Story CPL Jessica A Ellis USA 1983 2008 By sharing just a fragment of one young servicewoman s story we gain immeasurable insight into the rich complex dynamic and inspiring story of all military women CPL Jessica Ann Ellis deployed to Iraq twice both times as a combat medic with the Army s storied Screaming Eagles the elite 101st Airborne Division Air Assault based out of Ft Campbell Ky Born in Burley Idaho on June 26 1983 Jessica was the second child of Steve and Linda Ellis now of Bend Ore She was like many high school students running cross country and participating on her school s track and field and swim teams Graduating from Lakeview High School Lakeview Ore in 2002 she went on to get her associate s degree from Central Oregon Community College working during her summer breaks in Fremont National Forest as a US Forest Service wildland firefighter In September 2004 the same year she graduated from college Jessica enlisted in the Army and reported to Ft Leonard Wood Mo for nine weeks of basic training where she learned the fundamentals of being a solider Then on to Advanced Individual Training at Ft Sam Houston Texas where she received combat medic training learning all aspects of emergency medical treatment and evacuation of casualties under a variety of battlefield conditions including enemy fire Armed with the skills for her first assignment now SPC Jessica Ellis reported to Ft Campbell

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Center FL Mr Babcock is an American who served in the Canadian Army and the other three were members of the US Army VA Secretary Jim Nicholson said that VA usually knows the identity and location of veterans only after they come to the Department for benefits None of the four surviving veterans have ever been on the VA benefits rolls so the Department wants to determine if there are

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    schools the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County CA Commission on the Status of Women initiated a Women s History Week celebration in 1978 The Commission chose the week of March 8 in order to focus it observance around International Women s Day Within a few years a Congressional Resolution declared National Women s History Week making the annual celebration a national observance These early women s history commemorations

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    institute the observance of Black History Week in 1926 The second week of February was chosen because it marks the birthdays of Douglass and Abraham Lincoln key figures in African American history Another 50 years would pass before the annual weekly observance expanded to a month long celebration in 1976 In addition to Douglass and Lincoln February holds several important dates and milestone including Feb 23 1868 W E B

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