Calling all Deborah Sampsons!
The Department of Veterans’ Services Women Veterans Network presents the Deborah Sampson Award each year to an outstanding female veteran. This prestigious award is given to a Massachusetts resident that has played an exceptional role in their community and in their military career. The award will be presented during the Ninth Annual Women Veterans Appreciation Day at the Massachusetts State House, on November 7th.
Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts native, was a pioneer for women in the military. During the Revolutionary War she disguised herself as a man in order to fight, paving the way for future women. Today, the Women Veterans Network continues to honor Deborah Sampson’s sacrifices and legacy of bravery by awarding a female Massachusetts veteran, who exhibits extraordinary military and community service.
A woman veteran is eligible for the Deborah Sampson award if she has served active duty in the U.S. military, Reserves, or National Guard. Other considerations inlcude: military awards, ground-breaking effort for women in the military, personal sacrifices, accomplishments, service to fellow veterans and merit.
If you know of a woman veteran that you would like to nominate, contact the Women Veterans’ Network. Nominations will be accepted until October 15th, 2013.
Women Veterans’ Network
600 Washington St., 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
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