Military Women's Memorial
Memorial Ave. and Schley Dr, Arlington, VA 22211
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Noon - 5 p.m.
Children's cardboard page book (26 pages)
Val was born in 1986. She was beautiful, brave and big-hearted. She had a bold dream to become a jet pilot with the United States Navy, following in the footsteps of family members who had served. With persistence, patience, and prayer, she pursued her passion and was pinned with Wings of Gold. In 2013, God called Val on her final flight to heaven to soar with the angels on wings like eagles. Fellow female aviators paid respects to their faithful fallen sister by giving up their proud pilot pins to Val's family. Nearly 200 wings wandered in from all over the world! These wings represent the collective strength of all female aviators. These women left their wings with Val and now carry her spirit with them in the sky. Val's legacy has continued to soar to great heights through the Wings for Val foundation that Val's family started to support women in aviation and to inspire future generations of female leaders. For more information, visit wingsforval.org
* An exhibit dedicated to Val, as well as the collection of Wings, is located within the Military Women's Memorial.
The Military Women's Memorial honors and tells the stories of women, past and present, who serve our nation.