Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is celebrating Women’s History Month during the month of March, honoring women who have served in the military.
Women veterans founded DVNF in the fall of 2007, so this occasion is especially important to the organization.
This week, the organization began to highlight the importance of women who serve in the military on its social media pages with a brief, five-point fact sheet with information about female veterans. Among the points listed, the notable facts included that women veterans who work full-time and year-round typically make around $6,000 more than their non-veteran counterparts.
In addition, the fact sheet mentioned something that is largely unknown to many people; 18.9 percent of women veterans have a service-connected disability—nearly 3 percent more than male veterans.
DVNF’s goal in this women veterans initiative is to celebrate women who have served, highlight the importance of their service in the military, and to thank them for all they have sacrificed.
“It is a sad reality that there are still many women who have served who do not even consider themselves veterans,” said DVNF CEO Joseph VanFonda (SgtMaj Ret). “These women have been every bit as important to the operations of our military as men, and they deserve proper recognition for their major contributions.”
DVNF is requesting that any woman who has served in the military to submit the story of her service to communications(at)dvnf(dot)org, so the organization can properly recognize and thank her for serving in defense of our country.