Women Veterans Attend POWWOW to Learn From One Another

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The Veterans Administration hosted its annual Promote Our Women Warriors of Wyoming conference on Saturday at the Casper Events Center. News 13's Brady Gillum was there and caught up with the keynote speaker and a couple of guests to learn why so many military women went to the POWWOW.
Women armed forces veterans gathered to learn about themselves and others.
And it wasn't just veterans who found the event meaningful.
"I came out here today because I wanted to post the colors for the vets and I also wanted to learn more about them and their experiences and gain some appreciation for what they've done for us and our country," says Elizabeth Vicker, a cadet with the Natrona County High School JROTC.
Sarah Plummer Taylor served in the Marines as an intelligence officer and is a five-time U.S. military Olympian. Now she's an author and certified holistic health counselor. She also calls herself a survivor of military sexual trauma.
"I want to be part of the solution,” she says. “I want to be part of an effort to say our lives aren't over. We still have the capacity for purpose, service and happiness and health."
Besides hearing from the keynote speaker, visitors had a chance to scrapbook, attend break-out sessions, take pictures, and watch a military women’s fashion show.



 
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