Military Women's Memorial
Memorial Ave. and Schley Dr, Arlington, VA 22211
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Noon - 5 p.m.
"Fearless Presence: The Story of Lt. Col. Nola Forrest, Who Led the Army Nurses through Heat, Rain, Mud and Enemy Fire in World War II" is a fascinating account of a career Army nurse, decorated for her acts of heroism. Lt. Col. Nola Forrest served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps (ANC) for more than 20 years, ultimately as director of Army nurses for the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II. She led nurses from two field hospitals into Leyte under enemy attack and later conducted the successful rescue of 67 Army nurses from a Japanese internment camp in Manila. Based on a series of personal interviews and a wealth of secondary sources, author and oral historian Eleanor Stoddard adeptly captures Forrest's remarkable story in this dramatic biographical account.
The Military Women's Memorial honors and tells the stories of women, past and present, who serve our nation.