A Celebration Of Women Veterans
By Martina’s Images Photography
She may be a dancer, a doctor, or a mom now, but whoever she is now, she also once served her country with honor and grace - She is a military Veteran.
Women of all ages, ranks, and levels of authority serve in all branches of the U.S. Military. Over 2 million veterans in the United States today are women. Unfortunately, all too often we overlook these women who served alongside men, and much of the public still equates military veterans with men. Being a retired veteran myself, I have experienced many instances where I was believed to be the wife of a Veteran and not the Veteran.
As a photographer I felt I could contribute in a small way to bring the much-deserved attention to women Veterans, and so the “She Served” project was born. She Served is a celebration of military women; an acknowledgement of everything they accomplished while serving in the military, and recognition of everything they are still accomplishing today. Almost all the women I photograph still have a servant heart and serve their community in one way or another. By creating a portrait that portrays who they are now and sharing a little about these incredible women, I am hoping that many more people will join me in recognizing and honoring all our women veterans.
I invite you to take a moment and page through my virtual magazine to get acquainted with these incredible women veterans. And, if you know someone who you would like to be recognized by the She Served project feel free to nominate them. I can’t wait to meet and photograph many more of these amazing women.