While I was in DC, I had the good fortune to experience the “Women in Military Service for America Memorial” at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.
This memorial meant more to me than any other stop on my two day tour around the city, I actually had a mission here and some family history to explore.
Not many people have heard of the Women’s Army Corps. Rosie the Riveter frequently gets the spotlight, but women did so much more for our country during the wartime years and their sacrifices should not be overlooked.
Did you know that there was a military service branch for women during WWII? In fact, the Marines had their own separate service branch for women, in case you were wondering.
The photo above is my grandmother. One of the strongest women I have ever known. I am thankful that she was a part of my life, even for a short time, and I’m thankful that she shared her stories with me all those years ago.
She was one awesome woman among a host of awesome women that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing throughout my lifetime. I owe a lot to her today, even if she’s not here to experience my gratitude.
How many of you can say that your grandmother wore combat boots?