Women In Military Service for America Memorial


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URL: http://www.womensmemorial.org/

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is the nation¹s only major memorial to honor the some 2.5 million uniformed women who have served in the nation's defense. Its primary mission is to chronicle the history and tell the story of women¹s service. Located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, the memorial and its 33,000 sq. ft.
education facility features an exhibit gallery, 196-seat theater, bookstore, never-before-seen artifacts, period uniforms, and rare photographs and memorabilia, beginning with the American Revolution. At the heart of the memorial is the Register, the computerized database of past and present servicewomen. This interactive system, which includes the pictures, awards and decorations and memorable experiences of nearly 250,000 uniformed women, is accessible by visitors and is designed to grow as women continue to register. The Women¹s Memorial Foundation, the non-profit organization that built and now maintains the memorial, presides over the world¹s largest archive related to women¹s military service. A partner with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, the Foundation also manages a vigorous oral history program and maintains an extensive library of books by and about military women. The archive, library and oral history files are available to scholars, researchers and journalists. To learn more about the Memorial, its programs and activities, membership eligibility and how to join, visit its website at www.womensmemorial.org <http://www.womensmemorial.org> or call 800-222-2294/703-533-1155.