"Children of the April Rain" Special Production, Nov. 10, 7 PM
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation is proud to host the Washington, DC, premiere of “Children of the April Rain,” a production centered on the remarkable evacuation of more than 2,500 babies and children during the historic fall of Saigon. Written by William Bryant Doty, the play is from the book, manuscript and recorded memoirs of nine of the April 1975 “Operation Babylift” participants. Presented as a staged reading by familiar personalities from film, stage and TV, the single performance of this special production is scheduled for 7 p.m., November 10, at the Women’s Memorial. A “meet the cast” reception will follow the performance.
“Children of the April Rain” is free and open to the public. Seating, however, is limited. To reserve a seat, RSVP by e-mail or call 703-533-1155/800-222-2294 with number of people attending, and contact phone/email. The Women’s Memorial is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery and on-street parking will be available. (Note: Arlington Cemetery METRO stop closes at 7 p.m. For driving directions visit our website.
Click here for or more information about the women and men whose memoirs shaped the play and the cast who so skillfully bring their stories to the stage. The Women’s Memorial Foundation is a proud partner of the Commemorative Partner Program for the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
Women's Memorial Veterans Day Observance, Nov. 11, 3 PM
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 18th annual Women's Memorial Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2015, at 3 p.m. The ceremony, one of the major observances in the nation's capital, is free and open to the public and will include formal military honors, a keynote address, veterans' remarks, and wreath layings. It's hard to believe that this will be our 18th annual Veterans Day ceremony. After all of this time, our speakers continue to amaze us with their stories and perceptions of Veterans Day. We hope you'll be able to join us for this year's program. We promise it will make you proud. We'll move inside if the weather is bad. More information will be available as we get closer to the event. In the interim, you may e-mail the Foundation or call 800-222-2294/703-533-1155.
"Hello Girls" Coming to the Memorial
We are pleased to announce that we are working with the wonderfully talented storyteller Ellouise Schoettler to bring a presentation of her one-woman show “The Hello Girls: The Army’s Secret Weapon of World War I,” to the Women’s Memorial. Accompanied by rave reviews, Ms. Schoettler has presented “The Hello Girls” in and out of the DC area and will be performing in Kansas City at the National World War I Musuem this month. Ms. Schoettler has performed at the Women’s Memorial previously with the presentation of “Arlington National Cemetery: My Forever Home.” We’ll provide “The Hello Girls” information, including the date and time, as soon as it becomes available.
Foundation President's Activities
Brig. Gen. Vaught attended or is scheduled to attend and/or make remarks at the following events in May and June 2012:
Oct 3: Maryland District 22 Conference, Lions Club International, Gettysburg, PA, banquet keynote remarks. Oct 7:
Elizabeth “Betty” McIntosh Inurnment, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, attend.
31st Annual Oklahoma Women Veteran’s Recognition Program, Norman, OK, remarks.
George Washington Memorial Trust tour, Women’s Memorial, Arlington, VA, conduct.
Montgomery County Salutes Vietnam Veterans program, Rockville, MD, remarks.
Manassas Veterans Day Parade, Manassas, VA, Grand Marshal.
“Children of the April Rain” performance, Women’s Memorial, Arlington, VA, remarks.
18th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, Women’s Memorial, Arlington, VA, remarks.
The National Graduate School of Quality Management Gala, National Harbor, MD, attend.
Bethesda Chevy Chase American Association of University Women (BCCAAUW) meeting, Bethesda, MD, remarks.
USAR Vietnam War Commemorative Program, Women’s Memorial, Arlington, VA, attend.
RADM Frances Shea-Buckley Internment, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, attend.