Ninth Annual Celebration: 2013

The Women Veterans' Appreciation Day event will take place on Thursday, Nov 7th, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the State House in Memorial Hall, Boston. The Deborah Sampson Award will be presented to a woman veteran who's military and community service has been outstanding! Please nominate a woman veteran in your community today! Email: dvswomen@vet.state.ma.us for more information. 

 

Eighth Annual Celebration: 2012

The Women Veterans' Appreciation Day event will take place on Thursday, Nov 1st, 2012 at 11:00AM at the State House in Memorial Hall, Boston. The Deborah Sampson Award will be presented to MSG Carin Smith, a member of the Massachusetts National Guard and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Seventh Annual Celebration: 2011

The Women Veterans' Appreciation Day event will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the State House in Boston. The Deborah Sampson Award will be presented to LTC Andrea Gayle-Bennett, a member of the Massachusetts National Guard Medical Command and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Sixth Annual Celebration: 2010

The sixth annual Women Are Veterans Too! event took place on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at the State House in Boston. Captain Mary Jo Majors received the Outstanding Women Veteran Award.

Fifth Annual Celebration: 2009

The fifth annual Women Are Veterans Too! event rtf format of womenvet2009_flyer.rtf
file size 47MB took place on Thursday, November 5, 2009, in Nurses Hall. The Outstanding Women Veteran Award was presented to Army veteran Michelle Wilmot of Gardner.

Fourth Annual Celebration: 2008

The fourth annual Women Are Veterans Too! event took place on Friday, November 7, 2008 in the State House, Memorial Hall of Flags. Governor Deval Patrick and Lt. Governor Tim Murray spoke and Brigadier General Marie T. Field (MAANG, Ret.) gave the keynote address. The Outstanding Women Veteran Award was presented to Phyllis Santangelo Galeaz of Lynn (Army Nurse Corps 1941-45) and Kathleen M. Splinter of Fall River (Army Nurse Corps 1966-69). See the event program rtf format of womenvet2008_program.rtf
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Third Annual Celebration: 2007

The third annual Women Are Veterans Too! event took place on Thursday, November 8, 2007, 10:30-11:30 AM in the State House Nurse's Hall, Boston. The program rtf format of womenvet2007_program.rtf
file size 34MB featured a keynote address by Theresa and Elizabeth O'Doherty, sisters who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Outstanding Women Veteran Award was presented to Sara Payne Hayden of Methuen (WASP 1944, Air Force 1949-53) and Mary L. Anderson of Dorchester (Army Reserves 1975-97). You can hear/read the keynote address from the event.

Second Annual Celebration: 2006

The second annual Women Are Veterans Too! ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 8, 10:30-11:30 AM in the State House Nurse's Hall, Boston. The program rtf format of womenvet2006_program.rtf
file size 10MB featured remarks from women veterans and their supporters, as well as the presentation of the Outstanding Woman Veteran Award. 

Lillian J. Eaton of Amesbury and Mary Beth O'Sullivan of Brockton will receive the Outstanding Woman Veteran Award. Ms. Eaton served in the Navy during World War II and Ms. O'Sullivan's service with the Navy and Naval Reserves has spanned two and a half decades. The event flyer rtf format of womenvet2006.rtf
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First Annual Celebration: 2005

On November 10, 2005, over 100 women veterans and their supporters gathered to honor women's military service in Nurse's Hall at the Massachusetts State House. This event was co-hosted by the Massachusetts Women Veterans' Network and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. The presentation of the first annual Outstanding Woman Veteran award was given to two honorees: Alice Morrison (Army nurse, WWII) and Kaye Yoon (Women's Army Corps combat medic, Vietnam). Keynote speaker was Massachusetts National Guard CAPT Margaret E. Oglesby, Commander of the 747th Military Police Company at the Kabul Military Training Center in Afghanistan from January through September 2003. Please view the program rtf format of womenvet2005_program.rtf
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Contact

Women Veterans' Network
600 Washington St., 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-210-5958
fax: 617-210-5755
DVSWomen@vet.state.ma.us