Event to Honor Women Veterans at Great Lakes National Cemetery July 29

Event to Honor Women Veterans at Great Lakes National Cemetery July 29

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On July 29th, 2017, a service will be held to honor all women, past and present, who have served in the United States Armed Forces.  The Service will begin at 10 a.m. at the stage area.

Women have served in the United States Armed Forces dating as far back as the American Revolution.  Women have been killed and wounded, and some were Prisoners of War.   They have served in a variety of jobs, from flying to combat in conflict and peacetime periods, with opportunities increasing with each subsequent decade.

Giving, as President Lincoln dubbed, “the last full measure of devotion”, several Michigan Women Military servicemembers were lost during our Nations wars.  A few of these patriots include:  Ellen May Tower died of illness during the Spanish American War, Army Nurse Aleda E. Lutz was killed on her 156th combat mission to rescue wounded soldiers during World War II, Army Nurse “Heddy” Diane Orlowiski lost her life during the Vietnam War, and Army soldier Holly J. McGeogh was killed during the Global War on terrorism.

Therefore, the service is to honor and commemorate their service and sacrifice.  Over 1,000 women have lost their lives serving during times of war.  Currently about 15-16% of the Armed Forces is made up of women and that number is rising.  A special presentation will be made, there will be music, speakers, and a military honor guard.

Join us in honoring these veterans.

The program is sponsored by the Holly Area Veterans Resource Center located in Holly, Michigan.  Contact person for the event is Joe Mishler at 810-348-9960.

            The Great Lakes National Cemetery is located at 4200 Belford Rd., Holly MI, 48442.  For more information about the cemetery call 248-328-0386. 

 

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