Here’s what we’re talking about this week: A mixed-gender monument

Last week, the first group of women graduated from the United States Army infantry training last week, a true milestone for our country. As The New York Times reported, The Army sought to play down the mixed-gender monument, as Lt. Col Sam Edwards stated, “It’s business as usual.” With no gender exceptions made for infantry boot camp, The Army has developed gender-neutral performance standards in recent years. But some females view the achievement differently. One drill sergeant pulled aside a group of female privates to let them know they we’re making history. “This is a big deal,” she proclaimed.

Here are a few other things we’ve been chatting about this week:

  • In lieu of the tragic stabbing Friday in Portland, Oregon, we were moved by Mayor Ted Wheeler’s words about the two victims of the terrible hate crime. “Their actions were brave and selfless, and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes.”
  • Take a look at these moving photos from across the nation of American’s paying tribute and respect to our country’s service members yesterday.
  • The Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or would on or after September 11th. Join us in giving back to these warriors, their families and their caregivers by clicking here.

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