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A Message from Heidi
I have been busier than ever as the women’s coordinator. The women veterans all over the Commonwealth have been on my mind. I’ve traveled more in the past eight months on the job than I usually do in a year in an effort to meet women veterans in their communities. I’ve been to Attleboro, Medway, Norwood, Northampton, Fitchburg, Bedford, Fall River, Worcester, and Leicester (and more).
In November, I traveled to the tenth anniversary celebration of the Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) Memorial in Washington, DC. The weekend was full of wonderful events! I wish all the women veterans in Massachusetts could have marched with me across the bridge to the ceremonial gate of Arlington cemetery during the Candlelight March and Service of Remembrance. And just last weekend I slept overnight on the USS Massachusetts for the Female Faces of War Conference. The small group of women veterans from across the state had a marvelous and memorable adventure together. I hope to bring Massachusetts women veterans together at Battleship Cove again in the future. I am also working with a group of women in the western part of the state to plan a spring 2009 event in Pittsfield. Stay tuned for more details.
This is a statewide network for women veterans and I am committed to reaching out across the state to not only inform women about veterans’ benefits and services, but to celebrate and honor them for their service. Please consider inviting me to your community; I’d love to come.