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

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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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Memorial Day Ceremony at the Women's Memorial
The Women's Memorial 17th annual Memorial Day program is scheduled for 4 p.m., May 26, at the Memorial.
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Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots to Air on PBS
We at the Women's Memorial Foundation are excited to inform you of the release of a spectacular new 2-hour documentary titled Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots. The film is scheduled to air on PBS stations across the nation during the month of May as a 2-part documentary. 
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Women's Memorial 2014 Address Label Mailing—We Goofed!
The Women's Memorial annual Address Label package was mailed in late April. Many thanks to those of you who've already donated to this major fundraising effort. It means so much and every dollar helps. We failed, however, to include an online giving opportunity for this project. For those of you still waiting to respond and who would like to use that option, please click here or click the "2014 Labels" button on our homepage. It's not too late to give.

Honor Flights Visit the Women's Memorial
Many of you are familiar with the Honor Flight Network—the non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices by transporting these heroes to Washington, DC. to visit and reflect at their memorials.
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Women's Memorial Members Make the 2014 Calendar A Success!
Every year, the calendar showcases some aspect of our story. For 2014, we chose to highlight the rich legacy of service that has been passed from generation to generation of women who have served. Read more about the calendar and view the some 280 photos submitted by Women's Memorial members and supporters.
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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 2.5 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

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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