VA Black Hills Health Care System
Women Veterans Luncheon
VA Black Hills Health Care System hosted a Women Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Friday November 19 at the American Legion in Rapid City, SD. This event was open to all Women Veterans and was offered to recognize their contribution to our nation's military and to provide an opportunity to meet and network with other Women Veterans and active duty military personnel.
This year's program included a presentation about the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Ola "Millie" Mildred Rexroat originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota was the only Native American woman in the WASP. She was honored at the program and luncheon.
The program was attended by over sixty female Veterans ranging from World War II to our current conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and covering all the branches of military service. The program bridged generations; honoring those women in WWII that served and by their service paved the way for the future of women in the military.
The luncheon and program is an annual event brought to Women Veterans by VA Black Hills Health Care System.