The Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation maintains and operates the Memorial Education Center; manages a world-class archive of documents, artifacts and memorabilia related to women’s service in defense of our nation; conducts a world-wide education program for children and adults; operates a speakers bureau; and hosts a variety of seminars, programs, and activities at the Memorial.
In addition, a primary mission of the Foundation and a major continuing effort is to identify and register with the Memorial the nearly three million women who have served or are serving in all branches of the US Armed Forces. Some 260,000 women, less than 10 percent of those eligible, have registered or been registered by family or friends.
Total cost of building the Memorial was $22 million. In building the Memorial, support came from federal grants; proceeds from the sales of commemorative silver dollars; and corporate, organization and individual donations.
Groundbreaking for the Memorial was June 22, 1995. Dedication was October 18, 1997. The Women’s Memorial officially opened to the public on October 20, 1997.
Photos of the Memorial are available upon request. We can also put you in touch with women veterans in your area.
- Brief History of the Women’s Memorial (Download PDF)
- Basic Facts About the Women’s Memorial (Download PDF)
- Highlights of Women in the Military (Download PDF)
- Did You Know . . . ? Military Women Trivia (Download PDF)
- Statistics on Women in the Military (Download PDF)
- OEF/OIF In-Memoriam Honor Roll (Download PDF)
- Number of Women Veterans State by State (Download PDF)
- State Donation Program (Download PDF)
- What Can I Do to Help? (Download PDF)
- Floor Plan of the Memorial (Download PDF)
- Biography of Foundation President MG Dee Ann McWillliams, USA (Ret.) (Download PDF)
- Download Photograph of MG McWilliams
- Biography of President Emeritus Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, USAF (Ret.) (Download PDF)
- Download Photographs of Brig. Gen. Vaught (In Uniform)
- Download a High Resolution Image of the Women’s Memorial