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When it was dedicated in 1997, the Women's Memorial became the first major American memorial to honor women who have served in the United States military. The memorial also marks the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.
All the times I've been to Arlington Cemetery attending or video recording services, I'd never noticed that this was an actual building and not just a grand facade. Then, I went to a luncheon held within, and realized the significance of the museum. That is...More
Women were involved in many aspects of the war experience. However, since I am a nurse I was most interested in the story of the nurses in each war. Very nicely done. A wonderful tribute to those women who served.
This memorial is so worth visiting. There is so much history about women in the military. Inside there is a great display of uniforms over the years, a gift shop with lots of cute items, bathrooms, and the beautiful memorial outside.
So I don't know why I didn't know about this place before but it took watching a documentary about women who have served to tell me that there was a memorial for Women in Military Service. It is a great place to read about and...More
As a female veteran, donated when this museum was still being built. There isn't any noticeable advertisement when you enter Arlington, and it isn't mentioned on the tram tours. Too bad, because it's worthwhile and should be seen.