​"Her" story for the Generations

The Women’s Memorial’s Education Outreach Program has a mission to “let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom.” Our approach to that mission is multifaceted.

The Memorial’s Just 4 Kids programs annually bring hundreds of young people to the Memorial to learn about American history, patriotism and women’s rich heritage of service. To help make the Memorial come alive for visiting students. Tours of the Memorial are also available.

For use in their classrooms or prior to and during a visit to the Memorial, educators are offered a comprehensive Education Kit containing materials and activities about the women who have served in our nation’s defense. We hope to have this kit available online soon.

Every March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Memorial Foundation produces a Women’s History month poster. The poster, part of an annual online, downloadable education kit, reinforces the National Women’s History Month theme, and is distributed to military installations and Department of Defense schools worldwide, veterans’ centers, and to hundred of school libraries across the nation. The 2012 poster and kit, America’s Military Women—Experienced, Educated and Empowered, is a snapshot of the myriad of important and meaningful jobs performed by empowered military women everyday—all made possible by education and training. This poster represents the more than 405,600 Active Duty, Guard and Reserve women who serve today around the globe—professional, capable women leaders—who are making a difference for themselves, their communities, the nation and the world.

The Women’s Memorial also offers a variety of other resources about America’s servicewomen via this site. In addition to a bibliography compiled by the Memorial’s curatorial staff, the Web site has historical articles, which include a timeline and theme articles for Black History and Asian-Pacific Heritage Months, current statistics on America’s servicewomen and our Gift Shop offers the world’s largest collection of books by and about America’s military women.

Of course, we are always looking for new ways to tell “her“story to the generations, so visit often to stay up-to-date on what’s new in Education Outreach. For more information on the Women’s Memorial’s Education Outreach Programs, please contact the Public Relations Department at 703-533-1155, 800-222-2294 or via e-mail at hq@womensmemorial.org.