Wall of Honor
The Women Veterans
Network of the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is an outreach
program ensuring that all women veterans are aware of, and are receiving,
the VA benefits and services that they have earned.
The Network also provides camaraderie and emotional support for its
members, all sister veterans from every branch of service.
In 2003, the Network
wanted to honor the military service of all women and to increase
awareness that WOMEN ARE VETERANS TOO!
Out of this idea was born the Women Veterans Wall of Honor. This evolved from a small project into a full blown
traveling, professionally done display piece.
After many months of research and design, and many more months of
fund raising, the Wall of Honor became a reality.
The final price tag for the Wall of Honor was over $9,000.
Every cent was raised by Network members, either by soliciting for
donations or holding fund-raisers such as yard sales and pancake
The Wall of Honor
tells the history of women in the military as well as features the
portraits of 252 women veterans that are affiliated with the VA Tennessee
Valley. It was unveiled on
Veterans Day, November 11, 2003 at the Nashville VA Medical Center.
Since then, it has been on display in Clarksville, Murfreesboro,
Chattanooga and Knoxville, and has traveled around the country to numerous
veteran service organizational conventions and conferences.
Many members of the
Network are also members of WVA Chapter 20.
In fact, all 11 founding members of WVA Chapter 20 are also Network
members. So, we are proud to
feature the Wall of Honor on our web site as a tribute to ALL women
veterans, no matter where you may be or what branch of service you served
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE