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Memorial Day: Remembering the Women

By Women's Voices For Change
"It is not of the dead alone that we think on this day. There are those still living whose sex forbade them to offer their lives, but who gave instead their happiness. Which of us has not been lifted above himself by the sight of one of those lovely, lonely women, around whom the wand of sorrow has traced its excluding circle?"—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1884
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