Monday, August 25, 2008

Mark this date on your calendar: NOVEMBER 14, 2008


The FLYGIRLS of WWII Exhibit will be on display for the next year at WIMSA. (Women in Military Service Memorial)

November 14, 1942. The first class of WASP arrived in Houston and gathered together at a hotel downtown. The next day, they 'reported in' at the Houston Municipal Airport, raised their right hands, took the 'Oath', and officially became WFTD trainees.

Below I share the complete upcoming events from WIMSA:

Upcoming Events

2008 Freedom Walk Begins at Women's Memorial Sept. 7
The Women's Memorial is proud to be the official starting point for the
Washington, DC-based 4th Annual National Freedom Walk to honor
servicemembers and veterans and to commemorate victims of the September 11th
attacks. To learn how to participate in the Sept. 7 National Freedom Walk or a Freedom Walk in your area that week, read this Women's Memorial online feature or visit the Freedom Walk Web site.

WAC Veterans to Hold Annual Convention Aug. 20-24 in Detroit
The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association (WACVA) will host is 62nd National Convention Aug. 20-24 in Detroit, MI. For more information about this year's event, visit the WAC Veterans' Web site.

VA Hosts 22nd Golden Age Games in Indianapolis
Veterans from across the country will compete in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) 22nd annual Golden Age Games Aug. 20-24 in Indianapolis. Competition is open to all U.S. military veterans age 55 or older who receive care at a VA medical facility. Events include swimming, bicycling, bowling, croquet, air rifle, golf, shuffleboard, horseshoes, discus and shot put. For more information, visit the Golden Age Games Web site.

Women Marines to Hold Biennial Convention
Women who have or who are currently serving in the Marine Corps are invited to attend the Women Marines Association's 25th Biennial Convention and Professional Development Conference Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2008, at the Westin Galleria, Houston, TX. For more information, visit the convention Web site.

WAVES National Convention Scheduled for Sept. 8-13
WAVES National will hold its 2008 Convention Sept. 8-13 in San Diego, CA, at the Holiday Inn on the Bay. For more information about WAVES National and the convention, visit the WAVES National Convention Web site.

Women Veterans of America Sets National Convention for Sept. 12-14
All women veterans are invited to attend the National Convention of Women Veterans of America, Sept. 12-14, 2008, in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit the WVA’s convention Web site.

Vietnam Women's Memorial 15th Anniversary Planned Nov. 8-11
The 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Vietnam Women's Memorial dedication is planned for Nov 8-11 in Washington, DC. Events include a Candlelighting Ceremony, Storytelling at the Memorial, the Ceremony at The Wall, reunions and more. For more information, celebration updates and hotel registration, visit the Vietnam Women's Memorial Web site.

Save the date–"Flygirls of World War II" Exhibt Opens at Memorial Nov. 14
Mark your calendars for Nov. 14, 2008, the opening of Flygirls of World War II. This traveling exhibit showcases the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). The Women's Memorial is the first stop on a nationwide tour of the exhibit, which is curated by Baylor University's Wings Across America Project. For more information about the exhibit, visit the Wings Across America Web site.

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