Plan time to visit the WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE TO AMERICA Memorial(WIMSA). DC PHOTO BOOK is the only publication that highlights the Women's Memorial. It is is one of the more significant yet invisible architectural triumphs in DC and probably one of the best-kept secrets in Washington, DC.
Honor Flights have special access to Arlington Cemetery and WIMSA is an easy stop and an opportunity to register your women veterans. Talons Out, Columbus and Rhode Island Firefighters have all had "women flights" (aka"Rosies") which featured the Memorial. Brigadier General Pat Foote, one of the founders of WIMSA was at the first Honor Flight Summit and later spoke at an Honor Flight Summit. She is a dynamic and engaging person.
The interior has sweeping forty foot glass ceilings which blow vast amounts of light into the interior. My show on the WWII Memorial was 440 feet long with 20×30 inch prints hung two high. It was in place for eighteen months and I loved going over there and hanging out! Great place to have a meeting!
wimsacolumbus_DSC7556National WWII MEMORIAL FROM JEWEL OF THE MALL
Don’t forget to take a stroll on the roof terrace. The elevators are adjacent to the bookstore and there are steps on the sides of the Memorial. Once you are there, you realize that you are in the center of the cemetery with a close view of the Lee Mansion and Kennedy's Grave.