Women from all eras, serving or retired, were invited to attend a special program at the Inn at the Commons in Medford yesterday afternoon. The annual event not only recognized the 31-hundred women from southern Oregon who serve, but the two-million living in the united states and Puerto Rico. Organizers say there were about 225 people at the event, 150 of which were veterans.
Local Veteran, Shelia Quimby, says, “I thank everybody that came out, you know for coming because it is a special event and we need to be recognized.”
Women make up about 8.5% of the veteran population. Currently women make up more than 15% of the active duty military.