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Oregon Coast Military Museum Recognizes Women Veterans

The Oregon Coast Military Museum is hosting its Military Heritage Day on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 starting at 2:00 p.m., at the hangar of Sam Spayd at the Florence Municipal Airport. The program will focus on Women in the Military with two speakers and a poster display featuring twenty women veterans from around Oregon.

Elizabeth Estabrooks, herself a Veteran of the US Army from 1977 to 1980, joined the ODVA in that capacity in 2016 will be one of those speakers. “I feel fortunate every single day to be able to work with women Veterans and community partners, and facilitate shaping policies and procedures that improve services for women Veterans.” stated Estabrooks.

Capt. Sharon Armstrong, USCGR (Retired) will also be speaking. She began her career in 1972 under the Coast Guard Reserve’s “Direct Petty Officer Program”. During her 31-year career, which included assignments in the Coast Guard’s District 5, District 12, and our own District 13, she became the first woman in District 12 to receive a direct commission from the Inactive Duty ranks since WWII.

The Museum is located at 2145 Kingwood Street in Florence, and open to the public Thursday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is always seeking more Volunteers to work in the displays as a docent, or gift shop. You can learn more by visiting the website:

Cal Applebee 541-999-4175 or

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