The committee is working and
Veterans Day 2003. This year we will celebrate the tenth
anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Women's Memorial
and the service of women. A page on VVA's web site has a list
of all the events. This list was produced in concert with the
Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation, Vietnam Women Veterans
Organization, The Women's Memorial, and Circle of Sisters.
note that the web site will be updated as events or times
change or additions are made. I want to thank all those who
have helped with this project. They include the Women Veterans
Committee, other national officers, Board Directors,
committees, members of VVA, and VVA staff.
I want to
bring your attention to a new Internet site that provides
information on all VA Advisory Committees. You can access it
by going to
www.va.gov/advisory This location includes VA
Advisory Committee meeting minutes and reports. Be sure to
check the VA web site of the Women's Health Program Office and
that of the Center for Women Veterans.
charter for the VA Women Veterans Advisory Committee was
recently renewed. Begun in 1983, under Administrator Harry
Walters, this is the 20th anniversary of this committee. A
celebration will take place at the Women's Memorial in
for more information on the VA Women Veterans Summit 2004.
This summit will be the third of its kind. The gathering of
women veterans, speakers, presentations, and workshops has
grown dramatically. It will be held in Washington, June 18-20.
Although it is still early, the planning phase has begun. The
location has not been determined, but the planning committee
is working on a host hotel.
be the last issue of The VVA Veteran in which I will
contribute before the St. Louis Convention. I want to thank
all the members and advisers of the Women Veterans Committee
for their contributions, assistance, and support. Without
them, there would be no committee. Their drive, enthusiasm,
and commitment to women veterans and VVA are exemplary. They
hold fast to the mission.