During Women’s History Month, we share the powerful stories of our nation’s servicewomen – their challenges, victories and achievements.
Celebrating Women’s History Month
This month, we are sharing the powerful stories of our nation’s women Veterans – their challenges, victories and achievements. We will connect you each week to new personal narratives of women who continue to inspire us. Be sure to check back for new videos, reading suggestions, virtual content and online programming.
Inspiring Story of Service: The Litten Brothers
Our March Inspiring Story of Service connects you to the seven Litten brothers who served a total of 137 years in the United States Air Force. Vietnam Veterans Larry and Jerry Litten joined us to share more about their family’s legacy of service.
Theresa Sanderell, Guest Experience Supervisor
As the Museum’s Guest Experience Supervisor, she shares “The connections I make with guests and community members is what drives my passion for Museums, and gives me an opportunity to help share stories of those who have served!”
“Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History”
To explore the stories of a few of these remarkable women, the NVMM Guest Experience Team strongly recommends adding to your reading list, “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History,” by Keith O’Brien.
“The Eternal Soldier: The True Story of How a Dog Became a Civil War Hero”
Sallie was more than a mascot to the men of the 11th; she was a friend and fellow soldier who reminded them of the loved ones they left back home.
NEW EXHIBITION NOW OPEN
The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation
Breathtaking. Personal. Raw. The Twenty-Year War exhibition shares the diverse experiences of Veterans who served during the Global War on Terror. Featuring portraits and powerful, personal stories from an unprecedented era in our country’s history, The Twenty-Year War will come to life through the voices of Veterans beyond their captivating portraits through video, podcasts and engaging activities throughout the run of the show.
Previous events this month
Rally Point: Sisterhood of Service
Saturday, March 5 | In-Person or Online
This March, we honor the women who looked beyond their roles as mother, daughter, wife, partner and sister and took up the call to serve our nation. These women took on challenges with fortitude and resilience and never gave up. Join us on Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m. for Rally Point: Sisterhood of Service with U.S. Army active-duty service member Lt. Colonel Katie Crombe and U.S. Army Veteran Christine Schwartz. These sisters are also part of our new exhibition The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation.
Veteran Voices with Sergeant Major of the Army Jack Tilley
Monday, March 28 | 6:30 p.m.
It’s rare to find a soldier who served in war through two generations. Sergeant Major of the Army Jack Tilley, U.S. Army (Retired), is that soldier and Veteran who shared his service between the end of the Vietnam War and the end of the Global War on Terror. Please join us for an evening of conversation with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Tilley from the museum Great Hall.
Welcome Home Ceremony – National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Tuesday, March 29 | 10 a.m.
We will commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day with a free day at the Museum and a remarkable Welcome Home Ceremony, live from our Great Hall. We welcome special guest speaker, Sergeant Major Jack Tilley, U.S. Army (Retired), Vietnam and Global War on Terror (GWOT) Veteran. Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired), NVMM president and CEO, will begin the program and set the stage for Sgt. Maj. Tilley to share his inspiring story of service, more than 50 years in the making.