Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation

After many years of campaigning, planning, and construction, the Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation (WIMSA) was dedicated in October 1997 to honor the more than 2.5 million women who have served in military roles alongside America's servicemen in peacetime and during war.  The creation of the Memorial was spearheaded by Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired, who now serves as the President of its Board of Directors. The Memorial recognizes and shares the unwritten part of America's military history and the women patriots who shaped it.  Located at the main gate to Arlington National Cemetery, the Women's Memorial and its education center, with exhibit gallery, never-before-seen artifacts, period uniforms, rare photographs and much more, is the nation's only major memorial to honor all women who have served in America's defense.

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Women in Military Service for America Memorial
(photo by Carol Highsmith)

   
 

 
 
   

 

 

 

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