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Women in Military Service for America Memorial

 
 
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Inscription.  [Quotes are etched in glass on the top of the memorial:]

I'm still so very proud
of my Naval service.
I would do it again
if I could.
Mildred Pearl Lane, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy, World War I

This award doesn't
have anything to do
with being a female.
It's about the duties
I performed that day
as a soldier.
Leigh Ann Hester, Sergeant, Kentucky Army National Guard, Silver Star, Operation Iraqi Freedom

In every time of crisis,
women have served our country
in difficult and hazardous ways...
Women should not be considered
employed periodically only
to be denied opportunity to satisfy
their needs and aspirations when
unemployment rises or a war ends.
President John F. Kennedy, 1961

The qualities that the most
important in all military jobs—
things like integrity,
moral courage,
and determination
have nothing to do
with gender.
Rhonda Cornum, Major, US Army Medical Corps, Operation
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Desert Storm


It isn't just my brother's country
or my husband's country,
it's my country as well.
And so the war wasn't
just their war. It was my war.
And I needed to serve in it.
Beatrice Flood Stroup, Major, Women's Army Corps, World War II

The ground they broke
has hard soil indeed
but with great heart
and true grit, they plowed
right through the prejudice
and presumption, cutting
a path for their daughters
and granddaughters to serve
their country in uniform.
Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, Groundbreaking, June 22, 1995

Let the generations know
that women in uniform also
guaranteed their freedom,
that our resolve was just as great as
the brave men who stood among us.
And with victory our hearts were
just as full and beat just as fast—
that the tears fell just as hard
for those we left behind.
Anne Sosh Brehm, 1st Lieutenant, US Army Nurse Corps, World War II

From the storm lashed decks
of the Mayflower
to the present hour,
woman has stood like a rock
for the welfare and the glory
of the history of the country,
and one might well add...
unwritten, unrewarded,
and
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almost unrecognized.
Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross, 1911

The Women in Military Service
for American Memorial
tells the story
of hundreds of thousands
of courageous
American servicewomen.
Everyday, these women bring
new meaning to the old adage:
Duty, Honor, Country.
President William Jefferson Clinton, Dedication, October 18, 1997
 
Location. 38° 52.953′ N, 77° 4.076′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Memorial is on Memorial Avenue west of Virginia Route 110, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Memorial Avenue, Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armored Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); The 23rd Regimental Combat Team in Korea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naval Combat Demolition Units (about 400 feet away); 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (about 400 feet away); 199th Light Infantry Brigade (about 400 feet away); 101st Airborne Division (about 400 feet away); Honoring the Women Who Served (about 500 feet away); The 82nd Airborne Division Association (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
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