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Veterans Day video message salutes women in the US military

November 7, 2012
The Public Affairs Office

In a special Veterans Day video message, Bishop Jay Magness, Episcopal Church Bishop for Federal Ministries, honors women in the military and calls for recognition of their commitment, service and sacrifice.

This Veterans Day, Bishop Magness said, “I want to salute and honor the most often unseen members of our service and veteran community – the women who serve and have served in the military.”

The video, produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication, is available here

Noting that 11% of the US military are women, Bishop Magness addresses “the challenging personal sacrifices that women make while serving their country.”

He also points to the homeless female veteran population in this country, rising at an alarming rate. Every night, he notes, there are “over 5000 female veterans living on the street.”

This program is another in an ongoing series of musical offerings, worship and mission documentaries produced by the Office of Communication.

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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer