Changing the Face of Courage
More than three million women are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the American Revolution, but the stories of these courageous patriots are often unknown. For the most part, history tells the stories of service members who were men, and the service of women goes unrecognized. The Women In Military Service For America Memorial (WIMSA or Women’s Memorial) is on a mission to change that. We aim to broaden our ideas of what courage looks like and open dialogue to explore how women contribute to making a safer and better world.
WIMSA has two key objectives:
- Educate the American public about the roles and contributions of servicewomen, thereby honoring these women and preserving their legacy
- Inspire the next generation of young women to consider the military as a valuable and important career option where they can develop leadership and other important life and career skills
This work is critical to America’s well-being. It is important for national security, for the workforce, and for fostering our national identity as a country where anyone, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status, can achieve their dreams.
Join us: Please donate to WIMSA to support the creation of high-quality programs that preserve the history of women who’ve served, educate the public about their stories, sustain day-to-day operations at the Memorial, and inspire future generations to serve.