Local veterans groups presenting ‘Women Warriors’ film, March 28

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Edwards, Colo.-, March 25, 2017 | comments

EDWARDS — Local military veterans will host a free screening of a documentary about 10 Colorado-based female veterans, in honor of March being Women's Veterans and History month.

Eagle County Veteran Services and the Western Slope Veterans Coalition will be on hand to provide information about veterans' benefits, suicide prevention, the women veterans' program at Grand Junction's Veterans Administration Hospital and the resources available from the Western Slope Veterans Coalition.

SHAPING MODERN MILITARY

Pam Schultz, director of the women's program at the Grand Junction VA Hospital, will be there to speak about women's programs and the great strides the hospital has taken in making programs available for female military veterans

"Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor" is an independent documentary film made in partnership with Front Range Community College and the office of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colorado).

This film documents the roles of various women in U.S. military history, and how women are shaping the modern military.

It examines the subject through the eyes of 10 Colorado-based female veterans who served in the wars between World War II and the contemporary wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how those roles have changed.

Women began serving in the military with the beginning of the nation and the American Revolution, through roles as nurses, water bearers, cooks and laundresses. Roles changed in World War II, when women served as everything from service pilots to mechanics.

In 1948, women were permitted to become permanent members of the military. A quota capped women at two percent of the military through 1967, and it was not until last year that women served in combat.

Learn more about ""Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor" at women warriorsfilm.com.

Content originally published by Vail Daily on March 25, 2017.
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