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Women in Military Service for America Memorial

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22201
Phone Number: 703-533-1155
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Great memorial to women

This is a very imposing monument, right at the entrance to Arlington Cemetery. There was a ceremony in progress while we were visiting, presumably part of a funeral service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Bergerac, France
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Bergerac, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very imposing monument, right at the entrance to Arlington Cemetery. There was a ceremony in progress while we were visiting, presumably part of a funeral service.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was a must for me when I went to Arlington. The display is very well done & every branch is recognized. If you are a woman who served or know a woman who served you should go see this. Also, they have a site where you can register a woman's service so it will be in the archives. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

make sure you have good walking shoes..... convenient but troublesome if you are handicapped or have a mobility disabiity.

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Naarden, The Netherlands
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31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Finally they are honored! woman helping during wars are often forgotten. Same on governments! But this is a touching monument.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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56 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My sister and I visited the Women's Memorial at Arlington Cemetery in April. I was sadden by how few people stopped to see it. Most seemed to walk straight to the main cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers Change of Guards ceremony. Women and families with girls should especially stop here to see and read about the courage... More 

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United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Not sure if it is open and unfinished inside or if it just looks that way, but it definitely has an unfinished look. Also the people working had an uninterested feel about them. The outside is quite beautiful.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Tucked in the hillside at the entrance to Arlington Cemetery the Women's Memorial is a subtle statement of the contributions of women to our military efforts dating aback to the founding of the republic. The exhibits tell the long buried stories of women in uniform and in civilian clothes that you will not find anywhere else. A labor of love... More 

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Pendleton, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

But a lot of good information inside about the women who have served in our military over the years. The "memorial" aspect of it definitely needs to be increased.

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North Billerica, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a great memorial for the women who served in the military but I fell it has a long way to go to include everyone.

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KC
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well done modern memorial. This is one I had never been able to make it to due to time restraints of taking a tour bus that can only allow so much time to stop and visit.

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