Acting secretary participates in Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues’ wreath laying ceremony


On Thursday, Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie honored women in the military during the 21st annual Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues’ wreath laying. The event was held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.

Wilkie honored our nation’s service women and women Veterans for their achievements, courage and reflected on those who selflessly served and sacrificed their lives while on duty. Watch his speech here.



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