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Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22201
703-533-1155
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Ranked #14 of 35 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Almost appearing as an after thought, this small memorial is disappointing. It's easy access coming from the main part of Arlington Cemetery, but definitely not worth visiting. As my wife, an Army veteran likes to say, "I was a soldier...not a female soldier. The days of WACs are long gone, and they should be."

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Do not miss this if you are at Arlington Cemetery (park in the cemetery visitors' lot). You will be amazed at what women did to serve their country so long ago, up to the present.

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Waterford Works, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

the trolley only drove passed it. I guess you could get off and walk up to it, but it was to hot. go during cooler weather.

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Otley West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

As my wife is ex forces we visited here. We didn't know the place existed until we approached Arlington Cemetery and we weren't disappointed. Gave an insight as to what the ladies are doing and sacrificing for their Country. God bless them.

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Torrance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are heading to Arlington National don't miss this memorial as well. It is located within the grounds. Prepare for lots of walking if you are going to see this as well as Arlington.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Loved this Memorial. I loved that it not only remembers service of women in past wars and those that have died,but all those who have served and living women who are serving now. Fantastic displays and videos. Just brilliant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Unless you have a strong affiliation, this is a statue like so many others...combine your visit with seeing JFK grave, change of the guard, and the Robt E Lee's Arlington House or Custis-Lee mansion.

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DOLORES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Although the Women in Military Service for America Memorial was off the "mall" it was well worth the walk. My niece who is retired from the Navy took us there and she was very proud of the memorial.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The location is at entrance to Arlington Cemetery. Once you are inside, there is a lot to see. You can not help but get a patriotic feeling. The skylights reflect quotes from famous people regarding women in the military, past and present. If you are near the cemetery, it should be a must-visit, just like the Tomb of the Unknown... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I visited the Women in Military Service for America Memorial while at Arlington. I can remember when it was being built and it was nice to see the finished product. I am a veteran so its very special to me. There was a retirement being held at the time of my visit so I was unable to walk through the... More

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