Within the Women Marines Association our chapters are out there still making a difference. They understand and know the way in hard times is to help others and honor our past and traditions.
The St. Louis Chapter (MO-3) partnered with Zion Cemetery to place flags on the graves of soldiers and sailors interred on their grounds. The staff at Zion welcomed us with a beautiful breakfast buffet with WMA and USMC t-shirts as displayed centerpieces. After the breakfast, the playing of our beloved Marine Corps Hymn and revelee, we searched the 35 developed acres and placed flags on the tombstones marked. We were blessed when we found the grave of our USMC sister, Sgt Mary Norma Owen, who had recently been laid to rest. MO-3 agreed to continue to support the efforts of Zion Cemetery above and beyond Veterans’ Day activities. This was a first for both of us. Our service ended with Army Veteran George Ervin Jr. playing Taps. Finally, we enjoyed lunch at Red Lobster. Stay tuned for more activities from MO-3! We’ve only just begun. Oooh Rah!
You can find the chapter easily. If you are in the St.Louis Area they would love to meet you.
In 30 November 2020, AZ2 Saguaro Chapter of Women Marines Association donated over $3000 of essentials including hygiene products, socks, blankets, water and snacks to Esperanza en Escalante Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans. Way to go. Leaving no Veteran behind.
AZ-2 Arizona Saguaro is located in the Tucson, AZ area. They would love to meet their fellow Marines. Check out this community minded chapter.
Women Marines Association CA-7 Southern California Chapter is always in the mood for volunteering! From working Toys for Tots to volunteering at the food distribution. CA-7 is located near Camp Pendleton.
They recently partnered with the Foundation of Women Warriors. In September 2020 Jodie Grenier said it best.
If you ever need to move, you can certainly count on Marines to help! A huge thank you to Iris Biggers, President of Women Marines Association CA-7 Southern California Chapter and all of their members. The Edith Macias Vann Chapter 7 of the WMA made a generous donation to Foundation for Women Warriors and volunteered to help us get settled into our new warehouse. We couldn’t be more grateful for the support.
Be sure to check with us next week as we highlight more of our chapters.