22nd Annual Veterans Day Program

Monday, November 11, 2019 – 3:00 PM ET

Save the Date: The Women’s Memorial Foundation will host its 22nd annual Veterans Day program on November 11, 2019, at 3:00 pm. The event, which includes formal military honors, wreath presentations, remarks by military women representing each Service, and a keynote address, is one of the major Veterans Day observances in the nation’s capital. Please plan to join us at the Women’s Memorial in observance of this significant national holiday.


Foundation President Welcome Reception & 22nd Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 pm

The Board of Directors of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial invite you to join us for a reception in honor of our new Foundation President CW5 Phyllis Wilson and to celebrate the Memorial’s 22nd anniversary.

This will be an opportunity to meet our new president and hear from her about the exciting things happening for the Women’s Memorial. If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foundation-president-welcome-reception-22nd-anniversary-celebration-tickets-73110149425


We hope you can join us but for those who are too far away – we will be live streaming this even on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/womensmemorial/


Nerves of Steel Book Signing with Tammie Jo Shults, Retired Navy LCDR

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tammie Jo Shults, Southwest Airlines pilot and former Navy F/A-18 pilot, who safely landed Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after a catastrophic engine failure in April 2018, will launch her book “Nerves of Steel” at the Women’s Memorial on October 10 from 3:00-5:30 pm. Sponsored by Women In Aviation International Capital Region Chapter (www.WAI-CRC.com), the event is free and open to the public and will include a talk and book signing. Books, including a young adult version, will be available for purchase. RSVP by Friday, October 4 here.


Farewell Reception for Outgoing Foundation President Major General (Retired) Dee McWilliams



Book Talk and Signing for the launch of Women Heroes of the US Army by Ann McCallum Staats

July 14, 2019 – 2:00pm-4:00pm


You are cordially invited to the launch of the newest book in the Chicago Review Press Women of Action series, Women Heroes of the US Army by Ann McCallum Staats. The event, scheduled for 2:00 PM, July 14, 2019, will be at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial.

“Women Heroes of the US Army” chronicles the critical role women have played in strengthening the US Army from the birth of the nation to today. Through the profiles featured, today’s young women meet smart, brave and determined women – past and present – who led the way for their military sisters to grow and prosper.

Guests will meet the author, talk with several of the featured heroes and view a short film by award winning filmmaker James Theres. All will be available to sign books and DVDs, which will be available for sale in the Memorial Gift Shop.

The event is free and open to the public. Written for ages 12 and up, the program is also ideal for daughters and sons, scout groups, teachers. To reserve a seat, you may RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-and-signing-with-ann-mccallum-staats-tickets-63690924269




Book Signing and Fireside Chat with the Honorable Deborah Lee James

July 31, 2019 – 5:00pm-7:00pm


Join us for a special booksigning and fireside chat with the Honorable Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary of the Air Force.

Ms. James’ book, Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success, with a forward by Sheryl Sandberg, is praised by renowned government, military, industry and academic leaders as a testament to high ideals and hard work. As Secretary of the Air Force under President Obama, Debbie James served as “CEO” of a 660,000-person, $139 billion enterprise. She also held both staff and profit/loss positions at defense contractor giant SAIC, and today leverages all of her experience to advise within the world of the boardroom.

Please join us for a unique and inspirational evening devoted to the topic of principled leadership.

Books will be available for purchase in the Women’s Memorial Gift Shop.

RSVP online here: bit.ly/AimHigh-DLJ

Business attire requested. Refreshments to be provided.




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