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 breakfasts.   


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 in.