Stop by the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum every Wednesday from 10-11AM for a hot cup of coffee, a sweet treat and good conversation.
She Served Too photo series and presentation to be held during August 10 Veterans Coffee.
Coffee and treats are on the house. Museum Admission is $6.
About She Served Too:
The Cedar Rapids Vet Center honored Female Veterans with a ‘She Served Too’ photo project. Eleven women Veterans participated in the inaugural project honoring the service and sacrifice of all Women Veterans celebrating Women Veterans Appreciation day June 12.
Many may not be aware that Saturday, June 12 is Women Veterans Day, the date was selected to recognize the anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (pub.L. 80–625, 62 Stat. 356) which was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. Prior to then, only women nurses could serve in the regular and reserve forces during peacetime. It is a tribute to a groundbreaking day when women were acknowledged as essential to the war efforts and could serve in the regular armed forces.
Although not nationally recognized, the date is formally recognized by multiple states through legislation—to acknowledge and honor the work of women in the United States Armed Forces.
There are currently almost two-million women Veterans in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Territories/Foreign, according to VA.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates there are more than 15,000 Women Veterans in Iowa, with women representing the fastest-growing group within the Veteran population.
Cedar Rapids Vet Center- 'She Served Too' Female Veteran Photo Project was created to celebrate the military service of our local Eastern Iowa female veteran population.