Lakeland in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Women Veterans of World War II
Veterans Memorial Park
Honoring women who performed service to the United States of America during World War II.
Women’s Army Corps (WACs)
Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs)
Coast Guard (SPARs)
Marine Corps Women’s Reserves
Aircraft Warning Service (AWS)
Women who worked in Defense Plants
Women showed their courage and devotion to their country by leaving their homes in unprecedented numbers and volunteering their service in time of war. While not allowed in combat, they performed military duties, flew airplanes, were prisoners of war and died in service. Polk County women served in all areas and those at home served as spotters, flight instructors, defense industry and Red Cross workers.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Honors the valiant women of Polk County
who served their country
in World War II
1941 - 1945
April 2, 2016
Erected 2016 by National Society Daughters
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Women. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1941.
Location. 28° 2.427′ N, 81° 57.979′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Memorial can be reached from Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the grounds of Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 Lake Beulah Drive, Lakeland FL 33801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Prisoners of War (here, next to this marker); Pearl Harbor Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Great African American Generation (a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terrorism Freedom Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); No Longer the Forgotten War (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Greatest Generation” (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Great War” (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
Also see . . . History At a Glance: Women in World War II(Submitted on March 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.