Special Collections and University Archives

The 10th Anniversary Women Veterans Luncheon of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project was held on Saturday November 15, 2008.

Approximately 160 people including 74 veterans attended the luncheon, including World War II veterans! Branches represented were the Army/WAC, Navy/WAVES, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Army Nurse Corps, Navy Nurse Corps, Army Medical Specialist Corps, Cadet Nurse Corps and the Red Cross.

The keynote speaker was UNC-G alumna Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn T. Wirkus, U.S. Air Force, Retired. She spoke about her long and varied career, including about her service in Panama and Bogota, Columbia.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady also attended and spoke about the history of military service in her own family.

There was also an exhibit of uniforms, hats, boots and artifacts from all of the branches from WWII to the present day.

The final part of the program was musical entertainment by the swing trio Martha and the Moodswingers and a swing dance demonstration by The Piedmont Swing Dance Society.

To see more photos of the luncheon. Please click here: Irma Minerva on Flicker

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