Women in Service Observance

October 15, 2020 - 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 with a Memorial Wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Courthouse on Friday, October 16th at 11:30 a.m. The public is cordially invited. Masks and social distancing required.

Questions or more information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 936-332-0349 or email chiefhume95@gmail.com.