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Honoring women veterans and service members during Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade

Unveiled on Veterans Day 2020, the Women Veterans Monument in Bossier City stands as a tribute...
Unveiled on Veterans Day 2020, the Women Veterans Monument in Bossier City stands as a tribute to women everywhere who have, are and will serve in the U.S. armed forces.(Source: KSLA News 12)
Published: Mar. 8, 2021 at 10:34 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Organizers of the Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade announced Monday plans to honor women Veterans and service members as grand marshals of this year’s parade.

Women are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. military and among veterans, according to the VA’s Dr. Lawrencia Pierce, acting executive director, Office of Transition & Economic Development.

There are more than 2 million women veterans, according to National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, and women are anticipated to exceed 16 percent of the U.S. veteran population by 2043.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday November 6.

Contact a team member for information about being a parade marshal or call Dan Higgins at 910-279-0956. Email us at sencvetparade@gmail.com.

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