"In A Heart Beat" One-Woman Photography Exhibition to Debut at the Women's Memorial

Special Event notice
November 5, 2014
Contact:Public Relations
703-533-1155 • 800-222-2294
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In a Heart Beat,” a photography exhibition by Therese Hughes, will make its debut at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at a 2 p.m. unveiling. In the making for more than four years, this much anticipated exhibition showcases the strength, courage and humanity of 90 women who have served our country between World War II to the War on Terror.

Part of Ms. Hughes’ “Military Women: WWII to Present” project, her stunning black and white photos are a photo journal about military women-past and present-from across America and a brief glimpse at the some 2 million women who make up this ‘fastest growing veteran population.’ “In a Heart Beat“ is the first public display for the “Military Women” project, which in the end will include 1,200 women from all ranks and branches of service. To date, Ms. Hughes has interviewed and photographed some 750 women. These compelling images and stories will appear in books and exhibits that are planned for production over the next two years. “In a Heart Beat“ will be on exhibit at the Women’s Memorial until September 2015.

The exhibition opening, our kick-off event for the 2014 Veterans Day weekend, is free and open to the public, however, RSVPs are requested by Nov. 6. E-mail RSVPs; and please include name, number in the party and contact number/e-mail address; or provide the same information by calling 703-533-1155.

For more information, call 703-533-1155 or 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 in the Cemetery Visitor Lot. 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, theater and Register of women who have served, the Memorial is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.