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Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213x139
Fort Oglethorpe, GA:Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, invites the public to participate in a 90 minute historical hike at Chickamauga Battlefield, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 2 pm.This program will explore the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and its relationship to Chickamauga Battlefield. Visitors wishing to participate should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.
Throughout American history, women have played a vital role in the nation's war efforts. Throughout the Revolutionary War, American Civil War and World War I women served primarily as nurses, however there were those that were actually involved in the battlefield fighting. As World War II came, women wanted to do their part because "this was their war too." Chickamauga Battlefield played a major role in the involvement of thousands of women in the war effort and paved the way to ensure women would always be involved in the fight for freedom across this great land and around the world.
This program will involve a hike of one-mile through wooded terrain. Supportive shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather, water and bug spray are recommended.For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at (423) 821-7786, or visit the National Military Park's website at www.nps.gov/chch.