October 11, 2017 - Women in the military have a history that extends over 400 years into the past throughout a large number of cultures and nations. World Wars I and II saw over 362,000 American women serving during war time. As of July 2016 women made up 14.6% of the US military and their role has changed significantly over the years from clerical duties to ground combat soldiers to fighter pilots.
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will honor the service and sacrifice of all women veterans at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse on Wednesday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m.
We would like to recognize the service of Shelby County female military members and veterans at this program. If you are currently serving or have served our country in the military, please call post quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976 or email email@example.com. Family members are also encouraged to submit names to be recognized. As always the public is invited.