In Honor of Veterans Day: The Army’s First Statue of a Female Soldier
I think Maya Angelou said it best: “How important it is for us to remember our heroes and she-roes.”
Today, we here at Rue pause to thank all of our veterans, men and women both, for their untiring dedication to our country.
Especially inspiring? The Army’s newest addition: a statue of a female solider, the first of its kind to be placed on a military base, unveiled last week in Fort Lee, Virginia.
In the words of The Daily Beast:
While the statue is a tribute to all women soldiers, it was designed to commemorate those who served in our most recent wars, a significant step by the U.S. Army to recognize and honor the part women play in military operations. The figure is dressed in modern combat equipment and carries a loaded M4 rifle…. It’s refreshing to finally see a public display showing the rifle and gear worn by a woman. A powerful tribute to the burden that women have carried in combat.
I’ll never fail to be amazed by how far we’ve come.
By Joanna Berliner, Editor
Today, take a moment to thank our veterans with us, then share your stories on Twitter at @ruelala.
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