Belfast Maine -The Military Women’s Memorial

Women’s History Month

Honoring Maine Military Women

Belfast Maine -The Military Women’s Memorial is the only major national memorial honoring over three million women who have defended America throughout history and serving on active duty today. Located in Arlington, Virginia

During Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to America’s Service Women, past and present. Every woman’s story is important and as your Maine Ambassador, I encourage you to take your rightful and visible place in history. The registry currently has over 308,000 stories.

One of Maine’s Military Women who served during World War II was U.S. Army Nurse, CPT, Alice Zwicker from Brownville, Maine. Alice served from 1941-1947 and was captured and held as a Prisoner of War (POW) by Japanese Forces for three years along with other women nurses while serving in the Philippines when Bataan and Corregidor fell by Japanese Forces. Alice was freed and returned home. She was awarded the Bronze Star and POW Medal.

.Alice passed away at the age of 59. Now Her Story. Her Service. Her Legacy lives on at our Military Women’s Memorial.

“Call To Action: 

If you are a woman veteran, serving on active duty, reserves, national guard, please register your story of service to America

Family members of women who have served and passed away, please register their service to America

It’s easy and its free. Mostly it will be a gift you give yourself, your family and friends and future generations of women you will encourage to serve our country.

Please contact Joy Asuncion for questions and assistance with registering your stories.