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News

Video Pick: Women Veterans’ Day

By Women's Voices For Change
Many this year are celebrating Women Veterans Day. So are we at WVFC. Here's a bouquet of videos, telling stories of women who served their country and made history at the same time.
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News

Remembering One Woman’s War

By Luis Carlos Montalvan
Pulling on her size 4 1/2 combat boots to meet her driver who sped through wartime Italy’s treacherous streets, Sgt. Myrtle Vacirca had no time to reflect on how her own unlikely history of peril and promise had brought her to this point. That day in 1943, she was just another member of the OSS, Office of Strategic Services, an…
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Poetry

Veterans Day Poetry Friday: Maxine Hong Kingston

By Women's Voices For Change
This coming Monday, with “Veterans Day Sales” all over the newspapers, most Americans observe Veterans Day with flags and parades, honoring men and women who have gone to war for the United States. These days, few recollect that the original name of the holiday was Armistice Day, in honor of the November 11, 1918 end of World War I, then called…
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