Women's Memorial Observes Veterans Day

Special Event Notice
October 29, 2013
Contact:Public Relations
703-533-1155 • 800-222-2294
FAX 703-931-4208

The 16th annual Women’s Memorial Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m., Nov. 11, 2013. The ceremony, one of the major observances in the nation’s capital, is free and open to the public and will include formal military honors, a keynote address, veterans’ remarks, and a wreath laying.

Delivering this year’s keynote address is Ms. Susan Scanlan, President, Women’s Research & Education Institute and Chair, National Council of Women’s Organizations.
A long time advocate for military woman, she helped author the legislation admitting women to the military service academies and helped found the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and its policy arm, the Women’s Research & Education Institute (WREI). Since 1990, WREI’s Women in the Military Project has provided information and policy analysis on issues important to military women and women veterans to government policy makers, scholars, the media and the general public. Five servicewomen, one from each military service, will join Ms. Scanlan, in paying tribute to the nation’s military veterans.

For more information call 800-222-2294 or 703-533-1155. 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.