A Worthy Memorial: Recognition for the Women Who Served in WWII Long Overdue

The effort by Eileen Merullo and others to ensure that the military service of women in World War II does not go unremembered is one of the most worthy causes to have come along in quite a while.

There were 141 Revere women, of whom Eileen was one, who directly contributed to the war effort. However, their deeds have been wholly unrecognized. To say they have been taken for granted is understating the degree to which their dedication and contributions to our victory over Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan have been ignored.

So it is with a great deal of local pride in these women, who were our wives, mothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, classmates, and girls next door, that we heartily endorse the move to create a memorial in their honor on the American Legion lawn and urge our readers to make a donation, no matter how small, so that perhaps this task can be accomplished by Memorial Day.

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