Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Women in Uniform

"Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom.” – Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

Dr Walker is a good example of how a father can have a positive influence in a daughter's later success in life. Her Dad believed in education and equality for his daughters, and, dig this, he did not approve of the restrictive clothing that was expected of 1800s ladies. She grew up to be a surgeon who wore trousers, which was very rare in that time. She had to volunteer to work for the government as a surgeon, during the Civil War. The military would not accept her. She did later get paid for her work, and even received a Medal of Honor. Read the rest of her story at "Women In History".

Double post from All About Mary 06/06/06~many ladies named Mary played roles in making society a better place. If you would like a quick look at some of these remarkable ladies try these article: 10 Marys Who Changed the World and 9 Marvelous Marys.

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