Heroism was on full display in a unique exhibit highlighting the military service of dozens of Wisconsin women veterans, reports NBC 15.
Wisconsin joined eight other states and 14 cities in honoring women veterans through an exhibit honoring Women military veterans that was on display in the Capitol’s rotunda through mid-November.
The exhibit was part of the IANI project, which was initiated by the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs as a way to increase awareness and dialogue about women veterans.
The exhibit, “I Am Not Invisible” featured 32 banners measuring six feet tall with portraits of Wisconsin women veterans.
“Women are the fastest-growing group of military veterans in our country,” said Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar. “Despite that, women veterans still face some significant barriers and challenges. By spotlighting the faces of this diverse segment of Wisconsin’s veteran community, we continue an important conversation about their contributions to our country, as well as some of the challenges they may face.”
There are about 30,000 women veterans living in Wisconsin, roughly 12 percent of the state’s veteran population.