Brig. Gen. Vaught Honored on Capitol Hill

Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught, President Emeritus of the Women’s Memorial Foundation, was center stage March 2 as Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the First Lady, and Dr. Jill Biden kicked off Women’s History Month 2016. The event, which honored the service of America’s women veterans, paid particular tribute to Brig. Gen. Vaught and her nearly sixty years of service to the nation, first as an Air Force officer and later as President of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation. Fittingly held in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, which features sculptures of prominent Americans, more than 500 guests gathered to honor this extraordinary woman—our very own Wilma Vaught! Those of us privileged to attend were bursting with pride. While each speakers’ remarks were fitting and good, it was the classic performance of Brig. Gen. Vaught that stole the show. Thanks to C-SPAN, we are able to share this terrific event with you. The entire program is worthy of your time (available at But if that’s not possible, treat yourself to the words of Brig. Gen. Vaught as she honors the contributions of America’s military women with her own story of service (available at

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