I was beyond honored to be the keynote speaker at the Veterans Administration hospital award ceremony for female veterans today! Not only was I able to meet each of these ladies, I was able the thank them for giving me the freedom today to stand proud as a female and honor them!
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Women who have fought for our nation or are currently serving received recognition.The Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center hosted a ceremony for Women's History month.
Melissa Jarboe, a veterans advocate who lost her husband Sergeant Jamie Jarboe in March 2012, was keynote speaker.
Women who fought in World War II and the Korean War were recognized for their character, courage and commitment.
In all, 33 women were honored, those who attended received a certificate of appreciation.
My name is Melissa Jarboe, military spouse, wounded warrior wife and war widow. Today and everyday moving forward, I will honor the sacrifice of our men and women who selflessly serve our nation.