Norton to Hold Virtual Veterans Day Event Today Honoring Women Veterans from Each Branch of the Military
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual event honoring four District of Columbia women veterans from each branch of the military today, November 10, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day. The event will showcase what it means to be a woman in the armed services, who have received so little attention, while honoring the sacrifices of veterans from the District.
“D.C. veterans have fought and died in every war since the American Revolution, thus far without a full vote in Congress or the benefits of full home rule,” Norton said. “I’m looking forward to speaking with these distinguished women, understanding more about their experiences in the armed services, and honoring their sacrifices to our country while acknowledging the lack of recognition they receive but so richly deserve.”
The event will be live streamed at Facebook.com/CongresswomanNorton.