Governor Patrick has issued a Proclamation declaring November 1-7, 2011 pdf format of Women Veterans' Week 2011 as Women Veterans’ Week. Please come to Memorial Hall (in the State House) on Thursday, November 3 at 11:00 AM for Women Veterans Appreciation Day . At this event we will honor the contribution of women veterans to our nation and Commonwealth and present the Deborah Sampson Award to LTC Andrea Gayle-Bennett, a member of the Massachusetts National Guard Medical Command and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who resides in Lynn, MA.