🇺🇸 Honor History and the Daring Women of World War II This Memorial Day
Head to the Galveston Naval Museum, home of the World War II fighting vessels USS Stewart and USS Cavalla, this Memorial Weekend. The holiday features a ceremony on Memorial Day proper and a raffle to stoke funds for the restoration of the USS Stewart. Nearby, the Battleship Texas is in drydock and open for tours on Sundays. But the part of the festivities closest to our hearts is the newly christened permanent exhibit dedicated to the Women of World War II which was launched in March, this year. – Editor
The Women of World War II exhibit debuted at the Galveston Naval Museum in March in honor of International Women’s Month. The exhibit is a moving and inspirational tribute that examines the history of World War II through the eyes of the fearless women who broke through societal barriers and in turn, wielded an enormous contribution to Allied victory. “My grandmother was a Rosie, and both of my grandfathers served overseas during World War II, so the museum and particularly this aspect of history have always resonated with me,” says Kimber Fountain, board member and curator of the exhibit.
Featured stories and photographs span the globe and highlight nearly every capacity in which women served, both civilian and military, from “The Rosies” who worked in munitions and industrial factories across the United States to the women who served as covert agents, war correspondents, and informants in war-torn Europe.