Nearly 2,800 military memorials, from 64 states and countries, have been uploaded to The American Legion’s memorial database since its launch in 2016. Here now, in honor of Women’s History Month, are a few of those memorials dedicated to women.
Idaho Women's Memorial, Idaho Falls, Idaho: The memorial includes a statue and plaque “to honor the female veterans of Idaho.”
Women in the Armed Forces Monument, Wakefield, Mass.: “(A) granite block with an inscription honoring the service of all Wakefield, Mass., women in the U.S. Armed Forces while inspiring future generations to answer the call.”
Patriot Park Women's Veterans Monument, Del City, Okla.: The newest memorial in the park, it is also the largest and most complex – culminating in “five life-size bronze statues of women servicemembers surrounding the pole, standing at attention, facing outward and holding hands in an unbroken circle around the flag.”
“Memorializes the contributions of American women in peace and war.”
Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington, Va.: “Honors women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.”
If you know of a military monument to women veterans – or anyone else – not currently listed on the database, it’s easy to upload one. Go to www.legion.org/memorials and click on “Add a memorial” to get started.