Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: "Lioness"

 Sunday, May 27, 2018 
2:00pm-3:30pm  
Chautauqua Hall (map)

Following a brief remembrance of Marblehead Peninsula residents who gave their lives fighting for our country, the Lakeside Heritage Society will feature the 2008 film “Lioness.”  

While U.S. policy banned women from serving in direct ground combat, during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, female soldiers were increasingly needed to assist on the front lines. As a loophole, women were temporarily attached to all-male units, but were not officially recognized. 

"Lioness" tells the story of the first program in American history to send women into direct combat. These soldiers were sent to high-risk zones without the proper training their male counterparts received, yet remarkably served with ingenuity and courage. Many of them, in fact, never expected to serve on the ground. They demanded to learn how to operate weapons and taught themselves as they went along.

Location:

Chautauqua Hall
225 Maple Ave. Lakeside, Ohio 43340

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