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By Raymond Powell

Women have helped defend the United States since the birth of our nation. Some women donned men’s clothing – passing as soldiers to serve our country long before being allowed to vote. March is Women’s History Month and very little publicity is given this event but they deserve our homage and recognition. 

During the Revolutionary War the Continental Army and Colonial Militia did not allow women to enlist. Women served as cooks, seamstresses and nurses while accompanying men on battle campaigns. More than 20,000 women assisted in the above ways and down through the years women served in other ways.


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