Marine Corps Museum Gets Statue Honoring Women

Friday, Jul 5, 2013  |  Updated 12:01 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Marine Corps Museum Gets Statue Honoring Women

Getty Images

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

advertisement

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., is recognizing the service of female Marines.

Friday's dedication of a Molly Marine statue marks the culmination of fundraising efforts by the Young Marines organization and the Women Marines Association.

The statue is a replica of a statue placed in New Orleans in 1943. It shows a uniformed woman facing proudly into the wind.

This is the 70th year of women serving continuously in the Marines. They began serving as wartime clerical fill-ins as early as 1918.

The Women Marines Association says about 6 percent of Marines are female.

The museum is near the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out