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102616feature_womenveteransluncheonTickets are available for the 2016 Women Veterans Historical Project Annual Luncheon on November 12.

The event will be 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center, UNCG.

For nineteen years, the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP) in the University Libraries at UNCG has recognized the contributions of women veterans with a November luncheon.

This year’s program features a moderated point/counterpoint discussion between Jude Eden and Kate Germano, Marine Corps veterans who have differing views about women in combat roles in the U.S. military. There will also be an exhibit of uniforms and other selected items from the collection.

The purpose of the luncheon is fourfold: to honor the service of women who served in the United States armed forces and the American Red Cross; to serve as an educational forum about women veterans; to engage the veteran community at UNCG and Greensboro; and to highlight the work of the WVHP and its ongoing oral history project.

An exhibit of military uniforms and other materials from the WVHP collection begins at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon and program will begin at 12 noon. This is a ticketed event which is open to the public.

Tickets are free for UNCG military affiliated students (veterans, reservists, active military), $18 (suggested) for all other veterans and $22 for non-veterans. Table sponsorship opportunities to support student attendance and veterans with limited means will be available for $350. Please make your luncheon reservations and table sponsorships by Nov. 1.

For disability accommodations or other questions – and to make reservations – contact Beth Ann Koelsch at bakoelsc@uncg.edu or 336/334-5838.

Visual: WAVES pass in review, 1946; photo courtesy UNCG Archives.

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