Women Veterans Day Program in Walhalla

The Oconee Military Museum at Patriots Hall will present a special Women Veterans Day program on Saturday, June 11, 2022 to honor women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

The event will take place at the Oconee Military Museum (13 Short Street, Walhalla) from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. LTC Rita H. Torner, USAF Retired will be the keynote speaker at 1:00 p.m. The event will also include exhibits that honor all veterans as well as several that focus particularly on the contributions of women in the service.

The Oconee Military Museum invites local female veterans to come to the event and be recognized for their service. Female veterans who can’t come that day can send their name and/or a photo and service information so they can be honored in the display. Please send information to info@oconeemilitarymuseum.org.

The Oconee Military Museum is committed to serve the public, both present and future generations, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting military history. Patriots Hall, formerly known as “The Old Rock Building,” was built in 1933 from black granite rock that was removed from the Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel. ​Both floors of the museum are filled with displays from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The museum offers an opportunity for visitors to see firsthand what veterans have contributed and often sacrificed for our country, the world, and our freedom.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

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