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Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Oft overlooked veterans,
of EVERY American war
The Medal of Honor, 
one woman only ever wore.*

Women in Military Service,
a concept slow to grow.
Unrecognized, under-compensated,  
yet, always there, always ready to go.

A Memorial to Women in Military Service,**
a concept slow to grow.
In every war, everywhere,***
they are always ready to go.

Please join me in well-deserved salute
to these mothers, sisters, lovers
and wives; usually unarmed, always brave.  
Many died alongside men — the traditional soldiers.

*Only one women has been awarded the United States of America's Medal of Honor: Mary Edwards Walker (Civil War).  How Many more deserved it? 
**Located in Arlington National Cemetery
***If you are not US Citizen, please recognize the women veterans of your country, I'm sure there are many.

Copyright © lim'rik flats | Year Posted 2017


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Date: 3/4/2021 12:34:00 PM

Why d'ya stop posting?
Date: 4/30/2019 2:06:00 PM

Yes! a big part of our world that they serve not only in service but all fields of work that they had no place at one time.
Date: 5/11/2018 6:21:00 AM

I salut you, an important piece, and all all Service Women, everywhere. xomo
Date: 2/2/2018 6:54:00 AM

You make a valid point... How sad that more ladies have not been recognised..
Date: 1/30/2018 1:31:00 PM

Just went back an read this John John!!! Major kudos to you my friend! An injustice that's been prevalence for far too long! I applaud you for bringing this to light!!! We joke around a lot but this was a well written poem about an injustice tht should be corrected! Your long time buddy, Jake xx
Date: 1/1/2018 5:28:00 PM

I'm glad you brought it up -there is so much we take for granted. Well done
Date: 12/31/2017 4:16:00 PM

I will make it my business to inform myself of this lady you mention, L.F...your poem does much honour to all such woman - whatever the uniform! Allow me to offer you my very best wishes for a fulfilling and contented New Year -- it is a great pleasure to be friends with you! My very best regards - Cheers!! :) john
Date: 12/16/2017 12:34:00 PM

John, as a retired Air Force man, I had the distinct honor and privilege to be the supervisor of, and supervised by some of the greatest people to ever grace the Air Force Blue uniform. I treated them with the same respect and dignity as with their male counterparts. What a pleasure to see them "re-up" and make the Air Force their chosen life profession. Thank you for the accolades to our women in uniform. They are tops! I even married one. lol
Date: 12/14/2017 4:33:00 PM

well said John a great tribute to those who would otherwise get forgotten:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 12/6/2017 10:54:00 AM

Bravo what a lovely heartfelt tribute to the brave women, Soo nice of u to think of them. Awesome rhyming n sincere content. Kudos. Nice to meet your poems. Cheers.
Date: 12/6/2017 10:47:00 AM

Wonderful tribute to these ladies :-)
Date: 12/2/2017 9:49:00 AM

Hat tipped to you for such a beautiful tribute to the women who have served and continue to serve! Commendable write you brought to light!They certainly deserve equal recognition!
Date: 11/30/2017 12:49:00 PM

It's only right that you bring this to people's attention, John. For many years women have been sidestepped in many sectors of life, amongst them those in military service. Let's give them their due! Regards // paul
Date: 11/27/2017 5:54:00 AM

Yes, we should be recognizing the things that all people do. I keep asking myself why we still have people dying and fighting, and why we haven't learned to deal with our disagreements differently. We have only one life and one planet. It's a shame to lose it. And yes, women should be given credit and compensation for what they do. That is a measure of a fair system. So, I would say that we have a long way to go still.
Date: 11/24/2017 6:17:00 PM

Well said. It is a shame they have not been properly recognized.
Date: 11/18/2017 4:13:00 PM

I am late getting to this and would like to thank you for putting in this excellent tribute to the brave women who serve in the forces for our country. It is so nice of you to do this. Well done :)
Date: 11/15/2017 8:23:00 PM

Thank you for recognizing the brave women who serve or served in the Armed Forces John; what a great tribute to them!~Che :)
Date: 11/15/2017 4:31:00 AM

Very apt, so close to Remembrance Day. Well said and well written. // Barry
Date: 11/12/2017 7:04:00 PM

Hats off to the women of the armed services, we salute you and thank you for your service. John, thanks for bringing this to light, well done. John
Date: 11/12/2017 4:59:00 PM

Seeing women in labour, I know what stuff we are made of John. Fair dues to you to bring attention to us.
Date: 11/11/2017 7:50:00 PM

a wonderful and well-deserved tribute, john! thank you for writing this...
Date: 11/11/2017 8:45:00 AM

A lovely and well deserved tribute
Date: 11/11/2017 8:25:00 AM

Hi John, I didn't know this important fact. Only one women received the medal of honor? That is shocking. Let me be the first to join you in saluting the brave women world wide, who have served in the military. Thanks for writing such a poem:-)Alexis