From the Women in Military Service for America Memorial’s upper terrace you can see Arlington National Cemetery and The District’s memorials and monuments across the Potomac River. Well-placed amid the nation’s monuments and memorials, the Women’s Memorial fills a gap. It is the only major national memorial to honor all servicewomen, some 2.5 million who have served or are serving in all branches of the US Armed Forces.
Permanent and special exhibits detail the work women have done in the military. Among the exhibits are Sweet Victory, about the controversy surrounding the 1948 integration of women into the military; Era of Conflict, Vietnam War, 1964 to 1975; as well as American Sevicewomen in the Global War on Terror, the Memorial’s newest exhibit.
In the history exhibits learn about women who fought, disguised as men, as far back as the American Revolution.
Tip: Request a guided tour of the facility at least two weeks in advance.