La. Women Veterans honor women who served in WWII _lowres

Photo provided by Anna Sanders -- Gathering March 12 for a Women's History Month event at the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, first row from left, are Lillian Hoover and Irma Darphin, second row, Barbara Schaeffer, Cheryl Ellis, Brenda Victor, Janice Parrino, Ramona Hudson, Anna Sanders and Tina Melancon; and third row, Cathy Boutte, Meri Ann Worley and Olena Arrington. The group of female veterans meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Jones Creek Branch Library.

Members of Louisiana Women Veterans took part in a Women’s History Month program March 12 honoring women who served in World War II.

Irma Darphin, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, and Lillian Hoover, U.S. Navy Waves, spoke to those attending about their experiences in World War II.

The LWV group also brought a display featuring photographs of women who served during World War II and uniforms worn by women during the war.

Louisiana Women Veterans is made up of women who have served in all branches of the military, a news release said. The group’s main mission is to serve as honor guards at funerals of female veterans.

The group meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Jones Creek Branch Library. For information, call Anna Sanders at (225) 572-8314.