ARLINGTON, Va.– The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, announced today the opening of a new exhibit. “The Color of Freedom: Honoring the Diversity of America’s Servicewomen,” will open at the Military Women’s Memorial in March. Made possible by Comcast NBCUniversal Military & Veteran Affairs, the exhibit will highlight the contributions of military women of color who have served in the United States military throughout American history.
“This exhibit is a perfect example of the extraordinary, yet untold story of the thousands of women of color who for decades upon decades have made remarkable contributions to our military and to America,” says Phyllis Wilson, President at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation. “The array of stories of determination and triumph, despite challenges of race and gender, are truly inspirational. I envision visitors leaving with a ‘Wow! I didn’t know that!’ I’m eager to bring the ‘Color of Freedom’ to the public. It’s a perfect fit for our mission of telling the story of women’s service to the nation.”
“Women veterans of color have and will continue to play an integral role in our nation’s military and service institutions,” said Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President of Military & Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal.
“We’re proud to elevate their voices and stories of service to our nation’s defense.”
The exhibit will showcase the stories of military servicewomen of color along with unique items from the Military Women’s Memorial Collection. In addition to the physical exhibit at the Military Women’s Memorial, it will include 3
additional components to include K-12 educational programming, a speaker forum, and a digital exhibit.
Located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, the Military Women’s Memorial is the leading memorial and education center honoring women’s contributions to the service of our nation. It is the only historical repository documenting all women’s service through an interactive database, educational exhibits, and world-class collections. The Military Women’s Memorial encourages women who have served in or with the U.S. Armed Forces to register their service for free.
Comcast NBCUniversal is a media and technology company and presenting sponsor of the “Color of Freedom.” Its various platforms aim to educate and ignite conversations about critical issues, including those impacting veterans, service members, and military families.
Additional support for the exhibit was provided by Northrop Grumman, GEICO Military, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Cerner Corporation.
A virtual unveiling of “Color of Freedom” will be posted at 10:00 a.m. on March 4 on the memorial’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The unveiling will include remarks from U.S. Senators and military veterans Tammy Duckworth and Joni Ernst.
“Color of Freedom” will open to the to the public onMarch 6. Free tickets to the Military Women’s Memorial can be reserved on Eventbrite. Face masks and social distancing are required.
About The Military Women’s Memorial
The Military Women’s Memorial, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is the only historical repository documenting all military women’s service. It is located at the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery and features an education center, interactive exhibitions, a world-class collection of military women stories, and engaging programs and events for all generations. Donate to this Charity Navigator 4 Star Organization and join the National Registration Campaign to help share the stories of women veterans. Find out more about us at www.womensmemorial.org or by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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