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‘Salute to Women in Service’ set for Saturday afternoon at VA Medical Center

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SALISBURY — Salute to Women in Service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center, 1601 Brenner Ave.
The program will be held on Mainstreet in Building 42 and is in recognition of March as Women’s History Month, along with the continuing 49 Days of Gratitude celebration in Rowan County.
All women veterans will be recognized.
Free and open to the public, Saturday’s program features Professor Beth Ann Koelsch, curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The project’s strengths are oral histories and materials from veterans of World War II, but it also will include the stories and materials of women who served in World War I, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, Desert Storm, the Gulf Wars and the War on Terror.
Additional features include Sandra Sharp’s women in service uniforms through a history display and Vet Girls Rock.
A reception with music and refreshments will follow the program.
The program is sponsored by the Food Lion Veterans and Military Business Resource Group, with the American Legion Auxiliary, Voluntary Service, Veterans Canteen Service and N.C. Transportation Museum as partners.

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