Female vets honored at annual celebration in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than 100 local female veterans were honored Thursday at an annual celebration in Medford.

The programs theme is “Honoring Her Story.” There are more than 2 million women veterans living in the United States and Puerto Rico.

In Southern Oregon, there are over 3,000.

Veterans were honored with a special program and a reception as part of a thank you for their service to our nation.

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