Candlelight March to Honor Women Soldiers

March will originate at Lincoln Memorial Saturday night

Saturday, Oct 20, 2012  |  Updated 2:33 PM EDT
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Candlelight March to Honor Women Soldiers

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More than 1,000 female service members have gathered for a commemoration and candlelight march to honor military servicewomen at Arlington National Cemetery.

The ceremony was set to begin Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial to mark its 15th anniversary. Every five years, female members of the military gather at the memorial to honor those who served.

There will be a candlelight march to honor servicewomen who have died in military conflicts over the past five years. The group will march from the Lincoln Memorial across the Memorial Bridge to the women's memorial at Arlington. The march begins at 6:45 p.m.

Organizers say 53 fallen female soldiers will be honored during a ceremony at the memorial at the end of the march.

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