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Women's History Month


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Strong Women Leaders of Tomorrow

VA proudly joins the Nation in celebrating Women’s History Month during March

By Public Affairs Office
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Medical Center Recognizes Women Veterans

Saluting You, and Your Achievements

Today at McGuire VAMC, Veterans, family members, staff and visitors enjoyed inspirational words from Laura Browder, PhD, and author of the “When Janey Comes Marching Home.”

Dr. Browder, professor of American Studies and English at the University of Richmond paid tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.  Knowing the challenges these women faced, grappled with, and overcame, can be an enormous source of strength to all of us.

The stories of women Veterans' achievements are integral to the fabric of our history.  Learning about their tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries is a tremendous source of strength. Knowing women Veterans' stories provides essential role models for everyone.

And role models are genuinely needed to face the extraordinary changes and unrelenting challenges of the 21st century. This celebration, designated by Joint Resolutions of the House and Senate and Proclamations by five American Presidents, is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's historic achievements.
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