Monday, January 28, 2008

BG Wilma Vaught events February 8 - 9, 2008

Media Release: 28 January 2008
Contact: Mary McFate, 941.358.3070


Founder of the Military Women’s Memorial at Arlington Cemetery to speak at 4 venues February 8 & 9.

(Sarasota, FL) Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, one of the most highly decorated women veterans in the world will speak at 4 events next week in Sarasota & Bradenton. All events are open to the public.

BG Vaught is president of the Military Women’s War Memorial at Arlington Cemetery. The interactive site honors the two million women who currently serve and have served in the military beginning with the Revolutionary War.

[1] On Friday 8 February at 7:15 AM she will participate in the opening formation at Sarasota Military Academy, 801 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota.

[2] At 1 PM on Friday 8 February she will address JR ROTC cadets at Lakewood Ranch High School, 5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton.

[3] The Sara DeSoto Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a gala dinner Friday February 8, at 5:30 PM, with entertainment, for Vaught, who is a DAR member. The dinner will be held in the DAR Chapter house in Historic Pioneer Park, 1232 12th St., Sarasota. Proceeds benefit the Women’s War Memorial at Arlington Cemetery and Haley House at the James Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Haley is the only catastrophic spinal cord injury hospital in the South.

[4] There will be a luncheon for women veterans and their guests Saturday 9 February 11:30 at the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. West, Bradenton. Congressman Vern Buchanan will introduce BG Vaught. It is estimated that there are over 5,500 women veterans living in this area.

A press kit and photo of General Vaught are available at Or contact Lt. Col. Marilla Cushman at:

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