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March is Women Veterans Month

Hopi Set to Celebrate and Recognize Women in Military Service

By: Eugene Talas, Hopi Veteran Services

Kykotsmovi, Ariz. – March is Women Veterans month and during the month we will celebrate and recognize our women in military service. Women have a long history in serving in our country.

There are about 2 million women veterans in the U.S. and growing. Many have been invisible to the world. They don’t usually wear caps with military logos or t-shirts with their branch name. But each woman veteran has a story. The moment you take time to listen to them when they acknowledge their veteran status, you will gain a new awareness about that person, their experience, what freedom means and the sacrifice it took to earn that freedom.

In our history, women veterans were nurses during WWII aiding American and Allied troops in Europe and North Africa. In the Korean War, women veterans served in Army mobile surgical clinics. In Vietnam the women veterans worked in field hospitals in the jungle close to the front lines. In Desert Storm, women veterans drove trucks loaded with supplies through the deserts in enemy territory. In Iraq and Afghanistan, women served on the front lines directly in the line of fire. At this very moment, women are stationed all over the world and on the seas, in places where they work tirelessly, in peace and in war.

If you are interested in hearing more about these courageous women veteran’s stories we are pleased to inform you that you can do just that on March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hotevilla Youth & Elderly Center in Hotevilla, Ariz. We welcome Tutuveni readers and all the public to join us in celebrating Women Veterans. ALL WOMEN VETERANS are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Eugene Talas, Hopi Veterans Services – Hopi Tribe at 928-734-3461 or 928-613-4863. Sharon Fredericks, Veterans Outreach, Department of Veterans Affairs can also be contacted at 928-734-5166.

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