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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Family members are also encouraged to submit names to be recognized.
As always the public is invited.