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Hours of Operation at the Women's Memorial
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Remembering the Women's Memorial During This Year's CFC Campaign
The 2014-15 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kicked-off in September. As you make your charitable giving plans for this year, remember that the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc., (CFC# 11350) is one of the charities that federal employees can choose for their donations.
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Unsung Heroes Gives Back to Women's Memorial
Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots is now available for purchase at Walmart stores across the country. For every DVD purchased at Walmart, Mill Creek Entertainment will donate to the Women's Memorial Foundation!
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160 Miles Valor Run to Benefit Women's Memorial
Navy CAPT Nancy Lacore is not a marathoner. She's an average runner who, in the end, will have spent nine months training to run 25 miles a day for six days to honor the women who've lost their lives in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Become a Tribute Ribbon Bearer for Valor Run
Valor Run is a 160-mile run over 160 hours in commemoration of the 160 US military women who lost their lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are asking you to support this special event to honor our fallen women warriors by adding an hour of your time to Valor Run. Bring your family and friends, organize a group and encourage others to do the same; and sign up to become a Tribute Ribbon bearer.
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DC Premiere of Censored on Final Approach Coming to Women's Memorial, Nov. 9 & 10
The Women's Memorial Foundation is pleased to host the Washington, DC, premiere of the Censored on Final Approach theatre production.
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Women's Memorial Veterans Day Observance, Nov. 11, 3 PM
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 17th annual Women's Memorial Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2014, at 3 p.m.
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Women's Memorial Foundation is a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner
The Women's Memorial Foundation is honored to be an official participant in the Commemorative Partner Program for the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
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Foundation Releases a New Oral History Highlight—Good Anesthesia in a War Zone: The Story of the 1st Navy Nurse Anesthetist in Vietnam
Twenty-four hours—the amount of time the military gave many of those bound for Vietnam to detach from their units, including five Navy nurses ordered to report in September 1963. Among them was one who was a rarity even among this elite group: Then-LCDR Owedia “Tweedie” Searcy was the first—and at that time the only—Navy nurse anesthetist to serve in Vietnam.
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2014 Friends of the Women's Memorial Fundraising Campaign
The Women's Memorial annual "Friends of the Women's Memorial" letter was mailed in late August. Many thanks to those of you who've already donated to this major fundraising effort. It means so much and every dollar helps. For those of you still waiting to respond, it's not too late to give. Donations may be mailed in the envelope provided or you can give online. Thank you for your support of the Women's Memorial.

Tell 3 Women—Pay Forward the Legacy Registration Campaign Underway
Tell 3 Women—Pay Forward the Legacy is the Women’s Memorial Foundation’s latest effort to help the nation’s nearly 3 million women veterans, past and present, take their rightful place in history.
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Authors, Journalists, Scholars & Researchers

From time to time, the Foundation is asked to help writers, scholars and researchers identify military women, past and present, who are willing to participate in surveys, studies and interviews for books, research papers or projects relating to women’s military service.
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On Exhibit

In A Heart Beat to Open at the Women's Memorial, Nov. 7
The much-anticipated In a Heart Beat exhibit by photographer Therese A. Hughes is scheduled to open at the Women's Memorial Nov. 7 as part of our 2014 Veterans Day activities.
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A New Generation of Warriors
A special exhibit honoring the servicewomen of Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. The exhibit speaks to the wartime experiences of these women through the memorabilia of 101st Airborne Division soldier CPL Jessica Ellis, who was killed in action on Mother's Day, May 11, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq.
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Fallen Military Women Quilt Exhibit Extended
The Fallen Military Women Quilt exhibit, a tribute to the servicewomen who have lost their lives in Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, has been extended indefinitely. The quilt contains the names of 113 of the servicewomen who have died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Preview Our Permanent and Special Exhibits
View a list of current exhibits at the Women's Memorial and their descriptions in the Exhibit section of the Women's Memorial Web site.
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In-Memoriam Honor Roll

The Women’s Memorial Foundation presents a special In-Memoriam Honor Roll in tribute to the service and sacrifice of the women who have died in defense of our nation since the Global War on Terror began.
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For Your Information

Update Your Information
Let us know if you've moved or changed your military status, telephone number or e-mail address. Keeping your contact information up to date is important to all of us.
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Volunteers Needed
Your Memorial needs you! Check out volunteer opportunities at the Women's Memorial.
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Employment Opportunities

Check out current job openings at the Women's Memorial and the Memorial Foundation.
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Helpful Links

View links to veterans organizations and other resources.
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