Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington

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The Women’s Memorial, located at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, is a 33,000 sq. ft. Memorial and Education Center. Dedicated on Oct. 18, 1997, the Memorial houses an exhibit gallery chronicling the history of women’s service, a 196-seat theater, Hall of Honor, conference room, gift shop and an outdoor terrace and Court of Valor. The heart of the Memorial is the Register, an interactive database that includes the name, picture, service history and awards and decorations of nearly 245,000 past and present servicewomen, who have taken their rightful place in history for generations to come by registering their service with the Memorial.
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  • This building at the entrance to Arlington Cemetery is often missed. It pays tribute to all women who have served in any of the military service and shows by displays where and how they served. They a...  more »
  • I would venture to guess that most people drive right past this and never realize the significance of this memorial. It sits right at the main entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The Memorial hou...  more »
  • This one memorial is so unique. This memorial represents women past, present, and future. We are strong. Women who serve in our Armed Forces it is amazing that you can look up every registered service...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful and fitting memorial to women who have served in our US armed forces. I've visited many times and continue to get women who have served to register with WIMSA and to tell their stories. Each story is important and should be recorded for eternity.
  • This is a wonderful Memorial dedicated to displaying the history and dedication of female service members. The Women in Military Service memorial should make all American women proud to be citizens of the United States.
  • I want to say thanks to the nurses that cared for me in 1970-71. Whether they were at a hospital in Vietnam (Cu Chi), Japan (the 249th), or here in the USA (Walter Reed and Valley Forge) I was always given the best of care.
  • It was a wonderful experience. I really enjoyed the displays and view the uniforms and stories of the women that came before me.
  • Awesome salute to women in service. Beautiful venue and breathtaking views... Great staff too.

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