16th Annual Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues Wreath Laying—
May 20, 9 a.m.
The Women's Memorial Foundation is proud to host the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues for the 16th annual Women in the Military Wreath Laying Ceremony on May 20, 2014, at 9 a.m. In addition to the formal wreath laying and remarks by various Congresswomen, the Caucus will formally recognize an outstanding military woman from each service. Lead Congresswomen for the 2014 ceremony are Doris Matsui (CA) and Krisit Noem (SD). The event is free and open to the public - all are welcome to attend.
17th Annual Women's Memorial Memorial Day Ceremony—May 26, 4 p.m.
The Women's Memorial 17th annual Memorial Day program is scheduled for 4 p.m., May 26, at the Memorial. In addition to formal military honors, the program will feature Elisa Basnight, the Center for Women Veterans Director at the Department of Veterans Affairs and former Army officer, who will deliver the keynote address. The program will also include remarks from past and present military women representing each of the services - we are always humbled by their stories and perceptions of Memorial Day. The program will close with our traditional rose petal ceremony where members of the public will be invited to join in tribute to the nation's fallen servicemembers. If you are in the DC area on Memorial Day, we hope you will join us. We promise it will make you proud. The program will move inside the Memorial in the case of inclement weather.
GI Film Festival to Salute Military Women—May 25
The GI Film Festival 2014 will be in the DC area May 19-25. The festival is an annual event featuring works by filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. In a salute to military women, among this year's films is Fort Bliss, the story of an Army medic and single mother (Michelle Monaghan) who returns home from an extended tour in Afghanistan to discover that she must now find a way to reconcile her duties as a mother and her obligations as a soldier. The film screening is scheduled for Sunday, 6:30 p.m., May 25 at the Old Town Theater, 815 1/2 King St., Alexandria, VA. Click here to learn more about the festival and Fort Bliss.
Women Veterans Leadership Awards Symposium—June 14
The first Women Veterans Leadership Awards Symposium (WVLAS) is scheduled to be held at the Women's Memorial on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program, which is expected to become an annual event, will include remarks, recognition of women veterans, award presentations and a buffet luncheon. For more information about the program, visit the WVLAS website or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation President's Activities
Brig. Gen. Vaught is scheduled to attend and/or make remarks at the following events from May 20 through the end of June 2014:
May 20 16th Annual Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues Ceremony and Wreathlaying, remarks, Women's Memorial, Arlington, VA. May 21
Federal Housing Finance Agency Freedom Project, HerStory program, remarks, Washington, DC.
May 22 Gold Star Wives annual Congressional Reception, Washington, DC, attend. May 26
Women's Memorial 17th Annual Memorial Day ceremony, remarks, Women's Memorial, Arlington, VA.
Commandant of the Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony, attend , Washington, DC.
May 31 Space Coast Honor Flight remarks, Arlington, VA. June 3-5 National Association of State Women Veterans Coordinators Conference, remarks, Albuquerque, NM. June 7
Ms. Veteran America Regional Competition, attend, Women's Memorial, Arlington, VA.
Women Veterans Leadership Awards Symposium, remarks, Women's Memorial, Arlington, VA.
June 16 NDIA/WID Luncheon, To the Flag Award, Arlington, VA. June 19 Women Veteran's Association of Hudson Valley, remarks, Women's Memorial, Arlington, VA. June 24 NSDAR Idaho, remarks, Arlington, VA. NSDAR Illinois State Supper, attend, Washington, DC. June 25 NSDAR Continental Congress Opening Night Ceremony & Reception, attend, Washington, DC.