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Commonwealth Sets Aside Week To Honor Virginia’s Women Military Veterans

Virginia Women Veterans Week 2024 To Be Celebrated March 17-23


The contributions of women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. military will be highlighted March 17-23, 2024 during Virginia Women Veterans Week.

This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Commonwealth has officially set aside the third week of March during Women’s History Month to honor and recognize the more than 108,000 women veterans who call Virginia home – the largest percentage of women veterans per population size of any state.

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will host a Women Veterans Week 2024 Ceremony featuring the unveiling of Virginia’s new “Support Women Veterans” License Plate and presentation of a special lapel pin to women veterans at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 21 at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere Street, Richmond, VA 23220.  The event is free and open to the public.

“I am proud that Virginia was one of the first states to recognize the unique challenges often faced by our women veterans and that our Virginia Department of Veterans Services established a variety of special programs and services specifically to meet their needs,” said DVS Commissioner Chuck Zingler. “During my military career, I had the privilege to serve with women in every branch. They have been and remain a major component of our military in protecting our Nation. Let’s thank all of them who have served and continue to serve.  I encourage all who support women veterans to attend.”

In addition to the Women Veterans Week 2024 Ceremony there will be additional events in observance of Virginia Women’s Veterans Week 2024.  These include:

  • March 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Virtual presentation by the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Passcode: 995495
    • The Virginia Department of Veterans Services invites you to join us as we host a virtual event in partnership with the Military Women’s Memorial.  The Military Women’s Memorial honors and tells the stories of women, past and present, who serve our nation. As the only historical repository documenting all military women’s service, they educate and inspire through innovative and interactive exhibitions, world-class collections, and engaging programs and events for all generations. During the month of March, the Military Women’s Memorial is running a “March with Me” campaign in celebration of Women’s History Month.  Please visit to preserve your service story with the Military Women’s Memorial.
  • March 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Virtual presentation by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, Fort Gregg-Adams, Passcode: 497429
    • The Virginia Department of Veterans Services invites you to our virtual presentation with the U.S. Army Women’s Museum. The U.S. Army Women’s Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to Army women.  The museum originated in 1955 as the Women’s Army Corps Museum which was located at Fort McClellan, AL until it was moved to Fort Lee (now Fort Gregg-Adams) and reopened in May 2001.  The U.S. Army Women’s Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history, training and instruction to soldiers, veterans, and the civilian community.  Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Virginia’s Women Veterans.

For questions, or more information on these events or the Virginia Women Veterans Program, please email or call (804) 786-0571. For a downloadable flyer of the week’s events, click here.

About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is a state government agency with 50 locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia. DVS traces its history to 1928 and the establishment of the Virginia War Service Bureau to assist Virginia’s World War I veterans.  Today, DVS assists veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; provides veterans and family members with linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education, and other programs. The agency operates three long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans; and provides an honored final resting place for veterans and their families at three state veterans cemeteries.  It operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s tribute to Virginia’s men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit