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“Came across it by accident” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Women in Military Service for America Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22201
703-533-1155
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Ranked #9 of 35 attractions in Arlington
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Came across it by accident”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We actually found this Memorial by accident by taking a wrong turn.
Unfortunately, there seemed little signage and the exhibit appeared to be closed, which was a shame as I would have liked to have gained more information and learn about the women in military service.
Having said that, wonderful memorial and very pleasantly quiet.

Visited July 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Super monument to the WOMEN who have served the USA !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Attended a military retirement ceremony here and we were most impressed. It is near the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, so make sure you stop HERE, too. VERY educational displays of the MANY contributions that women in military service to the United States of America and to our allies around the globe. ANYONE visiting this area should stop here and spend 60 minutes to be overwhelmed by the power that women bring to the armed forces !

Visited July 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Enjoyed this...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a nice memorial dedicated to all of the women who have served. Simple and easy access. Air conditioned and the displays are lovely/well put together. Dedicated to their military service through the years. Some displays are very emotional. Dedicated to those that have lost their lives. One specifically dedicated to a gal who recently lost her life in Iraq. Very emotional. Her family donated very personally items. Definitely worth visiting if you're in Arlington Cemetery.

Visited May 2013
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San Jose, California
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“Needs more Exhibits and Info!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

What is there is a great tribute to the women who have served our country through military service, but it seems only like a cursory overview. I would like to see more extensive coverage of all of the groups. It seems rather hit-and-miss, possibly because these are the areas where they have people interested or willing to tell stories of experiences. Some of the material will give you a tidbit and leave you saying "Wait, what? I want to know more about this!" Still, it's very good that women finally have a museum like this.

Expecially poignant were messages left by women who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, including some obviously honoring fallen comrads. Not actually part of the interpretive material, but some of the most emotionally moving material in the museum.

Visited June 2013
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“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is located in Arlington National Cemetery and pays respect to the Women in Military Service. It is what you think it would be. Unfortunately, I do not think that they do enough to highlight this memorial or make it more interesting.

Visited July 2013
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