Brooklyn Park, MN
Military Woman 1
Lisa Piper Menkin Stegeman
Photograph - Digital Photograph
Women have contributed to
The military in many ways
From 1941 to 1947 the USO
used women likeBette Davis,
Lauren Bacall,Marlene Dietrich,
Ann Sheridan,The Rockettes,
Lucille Ball, &Dinah Shore
Women in the military have a history
that extends over 400
years into the past, throughout
a large number of cultures and nations.
Women have played many roles
in the military, from ancient
warrior women, to the women currently
serving in conflicts, even
though the vast majority of all
combatants have been men in every culture.
Even though women serving in
the military has often been controversial,
relatively few women in history
have fought alongside men.
In the American Civil War,
there were a few women who
cross-dressed as men in order to fight.
Fighting on the battle front as
men was not the only way women
involved themselves in war.
Some women braved the
battlefront as nurses and aides.
Despite various, though limited,
roles in the armies of past societies,
the role of women in the military,
particularly in combat, is
controversial and it is only recently
that women have begun to be
given a more prominent role in
contemporary armed forces.
As increasing numbers of countries
begin to expand the role of women
in their militaries, the debate continues.
Now, different groups of women help
In other ways like.....
The "Sweethearts for Soldiers
" idea was conceived and put into
action by Bari Yonkers and
Tonya Helman in 2006.
They are two former NFL cheerleaders
who wanted to give other former
NFL cheerleaders a unique way
to continue their support for the troops.
The "Sweethearts for Soldiers"
do this by producing a yearly charity
calendar, boosting morale
stateside and overseas with their
variety tours, and continually giving
back to those who fight for us on a daily basis
May 22nd, 2012
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