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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.

Post member, US Army Veteran, Sergeant First Class (Retired), Mary Roberts and the 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 Wednesday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. Veterans and the public are cordially invited.

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