Military museum salutes women veterans for Black History Month

Published: Jan. 29, 2015 at 8:21 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2015 at 12:01 AM CST
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg's African-American Military History Museum has begun its Black History Month celebration with a salute to women in the armed forces.

Nearly 20 Pine Belt women who are veterans or are currently serving in the military were honored at a kick-off event Thursday afternoon.

Other activities coming up in February will include documentary screenings, a "Valentine's for Veterans" event and the opening of a new temporary exhibit titled, "Continuing the Legacy: African-American Women United in Military Service."

That exhibit will be on display through March in recognition of Women's History Month.

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