A World War II Army Nurse Speaks Discussion and Reception

Special Event Notice
October 10, 2011
Contact:Public Relations
703-533-1155 • 800-222-2294
FAX 703-931-4208



The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation is honored to host World War II Army Nurse Bernardine “Brownie” Plasters as she speaks about her wartime service and military nursing during WWII at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, on Sunday, October 16, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. In an increasingly rare opportunity to learn firsthand from our “greatest generation” warriors, Brownie will talk about her training, her deployment to England and later to France and Germany. She will also talk about her role in the liberation of some 129,000 prisoners from Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria. Mauthausen was part of the largest concentration camp complexes in German-controlled Europe.

The program, a legacy-building event, is an opportunity to meet an extraordinary military woman and a hands-on way to learn more about the history of WWII and women in the military, and more specifically the details of WWII military nursing.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are requested and can be made by emailing hq@womensmemorial.org or calling 703-533-1155/800-222-2294. The Women’s Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, is readily accessible by Metro (Blue Line) and paid parking is available.

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is the nation’s only major memorial honoring all servicewomen, past and present. Featuring an exhibit gallery, theatre, Register of women who have served and a gift shop, the Memorial is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.

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