The American Legion will host a “Salute To All Women Veterans” on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Kirby Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton, Florida. All women veterans, their guests and the public from Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Hillsborough Counties are invited to participate in this event. Men are asking if they may attend the meeting and the answer is definitely, YES. What better way is there to Salute Women Veterans?
Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught USAF Retired will be the keynote speaker. B/G Vaught is one of the most highly decorated military women in US history. Currently, she is the President of the Board of Directors for the Women in Military Service Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Sign-in will be at 11:30 followed by a light $5 luncheon at 12:00 noon. US Representative Vern Buchanan will introduce B/G Vaught. After the formal presentation, B/G Vaught will entertain questions and comments from the attendees. It is about time that the 5,500 Women Veterans in this area get recognized for all of their efforts in the service of their country.
Please confirm whether you will be available to attend by calling Harold or Elaine at 941-756-7272 or Commander Gwen Rodgers at 941-794-3489. We need a head-count to prepare lunch. We look forward to seeing you at the event. Let’s pack the house.
Harold & Elaine Crapo