Have you ever heard the name Mary Edwards Walker before?
Of course you have not and why should you……after all she is only a medal of honor winner….not all that important in the grand scheme (sarcasm). Not only the first woman to win this award but the ONLY woman to do so…..
Mary Edwards Walker, one of the nation’s 1.8 million women veterans, was the only woman to earn the Medal of Honor, for her service during the Civil War.
She was honored in several ways…. a World War II, Liberty ship, the SS Mary Walker, was named for her and in 1982, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 20 cent stamp in her honor, in April 2011 the residents of her hometown of Oswego, New York will honor her with a statue.
She was there in the early days of women fighting for their rights…..
But you can read more about this extraordinary woman…..
Another woman forgotten by history…..but there will always be people like me that will not let their memory slide from the consciousness of the nation.