NFRW: Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

NFRW: Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

November 10, 2023

Saturday, November 11, is Veteran’s Day, a day set aside to honor those who have served our country and sacrificed for our freedoms. We can’t repay our debt to them, but we can make sure that they are not forgotten. We must teach the next generation to honor our veterans and treat them with respect. Never again should veterans return home to face contempt such as they faced during the Vietnam War.

Republican women recognize that honoring our veterans doesn’t happen one day of the year. The NFRW Armed Services Committee offers resources on our website and encourages members to engage in activities that help veterans have a better life once they return home.

Last year, the NFRW Program Committee and Chair Glynis Chester recorded a Veterans Day edition of Empower Hour (see below). The program features retired officer and NFRW Armed Services Chair Cecilia Tyler as she shares her experiences that took her to Germany, Russia, and the Pentagon. NFRW Executive Committee Member-at-Large Monica Kozlowski gives an overview of the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project and how your club can participate.

I’m proud of the many Republican sisters who are veterans. NFRW 3rd Vice President Carol Hadley is an Air Force veteran who served in 1958-60 as an enlistment clerk and was stationed at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts. As a teenager Carol was also the first female cadet in the Civil Air Patrol. NFRW Armed Services Chair Cecilia Tyler served in the U.S. Army for almost 27 years. She was a signal officer and retired as a colonel.

We have many other Republican sisters who are veterans. I want you to know that I am always grateful for your service.

In a special Veterans Day Empower Hour, NFRW Armed Services Chair Cecilia Tyler shares experiences during her 27-year Army career. In 1978, she was the first female to graduate as a commissioned officer from Idaho State University.