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Women in Military Service for America Memorial

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22201
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When it was dedicated in 1997, the Women's Memorial became the first major...

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.

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well-deserved tribute to often overlooked patriots

The courage and dedication of many American women are on display here; but the interior architecture doesn't quite live up to expectations based on the grand exterior.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The courage and dedication of many American women are on display here; but the interior architecture doesn't quite live up to expectations based on the grand exterior.

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The women's memorial is one of the most wonderful memorials ever. I like that you can go in and find friends who you served with. The etchings in the glass have meaning and touched me. I Was able to be at the dedication of this years ago and it has improved over the years. This memorial touches heart.

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Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Appropriate memorial for the women who served in so many capacities during combat. Take some quiet time and wander through this memorial.

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Winchester,TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This memorial is laid out well. It wasn't crowded at all when went today, but we went early. It was exciting to see pictures of several women who have served and read their stories, some dating back to the civil war. There were uniforms and medals, paintings and documents. One of my favorites was the gold wings attached to a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was beside myself with excitement to see the memorial that my grandmother poured her heart into before she passed away. She was invited to the opening and dedication however she was too ill to make the trip. She sent countless photographs and writings and not being able to go i know hurt her very deeply. Im in dc visiting... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at the memorial when it was dedicated and I wanted to see the most recent changes. It is a breathtakingly beautiful structure. I spent the better part of an hour there and wished I could have spent more time. This memorial is well worth the time and effort to see. Truly an outstanding tribute to the women who... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is the first site you can see once entering Arlington Memorial Cemetery (AMC). Its on the right and is surrounded by a Gold leaf covered iron fence. My wife is a retired First Sergeant, so she enjoyed seeing the displays showing when she served. In the back there is a room of honor showing all the women who died... More 

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Washington DC, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This memorial is right at the end of the Memorial bridge back by Arlington Cemetery. It is definitely worth taking a few minutes to visit if at the cemetery already.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The museum was booked for a catering event on the day and immediately following the services for Colonel Prevette. The meal was outstanding and the facility and displays were amazing. I was so proud as a woman to realize that so many had served our country and they were being honored with memorabilia and with so many displays. A great... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing! I loved going to this memorial. It was elegant and beautiful. If you are visiting the area you need to stop by!

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