A call for women veterans

To the editor:

A local group is planning a Salute to Women in the Military on Sept. 21 at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction. Your help is needed to identify women veterans.

The Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition is hosting the event. The coalition is compiling a bulletin board of past and present women veterans who will be on display throughout the day. In order to announce names and fill in the bulletin board with stars designating the vets, we are asking for you to contact the coalition via e-mail at: pbdavis7499@gmail.com with a name, time of service, and rank if possible.

This family friendly event is being held in observance of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. So whether you want to celebrate the anniversary or a woman vet such as yourself or someone close to you, join us for this festive event.

Picnic foods such as hot dogs, baked beans and chili will abound with a fall theme of desserts … right down to apple cider. Bring the kids as they will enjoy rock painting and face painting, while adults enjoy the drawings.

The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. with a flag-raising ceremony at noon. Patriotic music will be played throughout the day.

Kathy Antinone