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Thank you again to all Verterns, Women in the Military

I want to include this post from The New Agenda which covers some of the women who served and sacrificed to defend our country.

During my trip to The March on Washington, the 9-12 Project on Sept. 12th, 2009 I visited all of the war memorials. The women’s memorial was disappointing. It was set off the beaten path, very small and the statue centered around a woman cradling a man which to me represented the secondary nature of how women are viewed as nurses and caretakers, Florence Nightingale’s. Women serving in today’s military serve in very different capacities than their foremothers did and one day I hope to see a memorial that truly delves into the complete contribution of women in the military.


Seconding Commanding Officer Violet Hill Gordon, 1942
War: World War II, 1939-1946                                                                       VioletGordon
Branch: WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps)
Unit: 32nd Company; 6888th Postal Battalion
Service Location: United States; England; France; European Theater
Rank: Captain
Place of Birth: Talihanee, OK
In summarizing her life experiences, Gordon makes a moving statement about how the Army pushed her in a positive direction. She feels that her experiences in the WAC changed her from a shy, introspective person into a leader. She speaks glowingly of the present day numbers of women of all colors, races, and ranks in active military service. Following is an excerpt from a video interview with Second Commanding Officer Violet Hill Gordon in 2002.

Read the entire article HERE.

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