Nearly 46,000 women veterans live in South Carolina, and retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Hilton Head Island resident Ann Shippy is searching for their stories. Shippy is the South Carolina ambassador for the Women in Military Service to America Memorial Foundation, the support branch for the only national memorial dedicated to female veterans. The memorial is preparing for its 20th anniversary Oct. 20-22, and Shippy wants as many female veterans from the state as possible to tell their stories at the memorial site in Arlington, Virginia.
To contact Shippy, email WIMSA.email@example.com or call 719-651-1268. To register with the Women in Service to America Memorial, go to www.womensmemorial.org.