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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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There are stories not found in textbooks that are important to know

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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
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11 helpful votes 11 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
33 attraction reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Pensacola, Florida
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

One of the first parts of the cemetery you see after leaving the subway station before you enter the main entrance. Like so many things here the scale is amazing and it is great work dedicated to great Americans.

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Berkeley Springs, WV
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My mother was a Navy Petty Officer in World War II, and for many years she would relate to me the second-rate support she got from her male contemporaries throughout her duty. This memorial also reflects the service of the WASPS, or "Women Air Force Service Pilots", around 1100 women contracted into the Army Air Corps to train young combat... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Was in the area and saw signs for the memorial. Decided to check it out. It's fascinating, it's got lots of displays and information on women who have served in the US military since the Revolution. Right now there's a black and white photo display of women from WWII to the present who have served or are serving. Each picture... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great place, right at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. Glad I stopped by, people were very helpful.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Located near the entrance of Arlington National Cemetery, this is a must see while paying respect to those who gave the last full measure for our country. Women are often overlooked in their contributions to the defense of the nation. Most often, men and their sons come to mind when speaking of military service... not mothers and daughters. The memorial... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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127 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

There are many things to see at Arlington Cemetery and I understand some may not know what is inside this building or that there is an actual "inside"...the design of the memorial may give you the impression that it doesn't contain much...but nothing could be further from the truth. The history of women in the military and their service is... More 

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