October 13, 2021 - 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. Today women make up 16% of the US military enlisted and 19% of the officer corps 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 Monday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m.
Center Police Department Patrol Corporal Angela Neal who is a five year veteran of the US Army will be the special guest and lay the Memorial Wreath. All Veterans and the public are cordially invited.
Questions or more information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 936-332-0349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.