CAPITAL JOURNEY – WASHINGTON DC – WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL .

After  leaving  the  Lincoln  Memorial ,  you  and  your  girlfriends  walk  across  the  Arlington  Bridge ,  which  separates  Washington ,  DC  from  Arlington ,  Virginia .

As  you  walk  across  the  bridge ,  a  plane  bound  for  Ronald  Reagan  National  Airport  is  flying  over  your  head .

Too  low  over  your  head  one  of  your  girlfriends  think . Your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  was  supposed  to take  you  to  Arlington  National  Cemetery ,  but  instead  you’re  going  to  another  part  of  the  cemetery .

It’s  the  first  building  that  you  see  right  after  you  leave  the  information  building .

It’s  easy  to  see  how  anyone  would  miss  the  this  building .

It’s  the  Women  in  Military  Service  For  America  Memorial .

Not  too  many  people  know  about  this  memorial ,  which  is  dedicated  to  the  women  who  served  in  all  four  branches  of  the  United  States  military .

When  you  get  back  home ,  you’re  going  to  tell  everyone  to  make  this  memorial  one  to  visit  when  you’re  in  Washington  DC .

One  of  the  many  exhibits  tells  the  story  of  the  first  army  nurses  during  the  Civil  War .

Hello  Clara  Barton ,  founder  of  the  American  Red  Cross .

You  all  see  the  exhibits  on women  in  Iraq  and  Afghanistan ,  as well  as  post  9-  11 .

The  four  of  you  sit  down  on  one  of  the  benches  and  listen  to  the  stories  of  the  women  who  served .

You  can’t  believe  that  some  of  them  went  through  post  traumatic  stress ,  just  like  the  male  soldiers  did .

You  all  learned  how  long  it  took  to  have  a  statue  of  the nurses  who were  in  Vietnam  .

Surprisingly ,  most  of  the  opposition  came  from  some  of  the  nurses  who  served  themselves .

A  lot  of  them  didn’t  want  to  remember  what  they  went  through .

You  notice  an  exhibit  on  the  service  women  who  were  killed .

After  looking  at  the  exhibition  on  women  who  served  in  World  War  I  I  and  Korea ,  you  all  leave .

There’s  more  to  see  in  Arlington  National  Cemetery .

After  leaving  a  donation  for  the  memorial ,  you  all  sign  in  the  guest  book  that’s  next  to  the  donation  boxes .

One  of  the  girls  wrote  :

”  GOD  BLESS  YOU  AND  THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  SERVICE  TO  OUR  COUNTRY .  ”

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