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, 1885 Historic Courthouse on Friday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m.
In observance of the 100th Anniversary that ended World War I, this year’s honorees will be two women from Shelby County who served a century ago; Elizabeth Davis Holmes, Army Nurse and Florence Daniel Shepherd, US Navy Yoeman. As always, the public is invited to attend and honor those who served.
Questions or more information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.