Edith Nourse Rogers: The Angel of Veterans at Bedford VA on Thursday, March 24

March 19, 2016
Massachusetts Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers was a great fan of air travel in 1929, flying in open-cockpit planes to and from Washington - Image (c)
Massachusetts Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers was a great fan of air travel in 1929, flying in open-cockpit planes to and from Washington – Image (c)

Submitted by the Bedford VA Medical Campus

The public is invited to hear Pat Fontaine, Associate Professor of Education at UMass Lowell and biographer of Edith Nourse Rogers, presenting a free talk about Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers for whom he Bedford VA Medical Center is named. The talk will take place from 11:30 am until 1 pm in the theatre (Building 78) on the BVAMC campus at 200 Springs Road.

Celebrating both Women’s History Month and  Edith Nourse Roger’s 135th birthday, the talk will focus on the first Congresswoman from Massachusetts who changed the course of benefits and  treatment for Veterans. During her 35 year House career, she sponsored over  1,200 bills, half of them focused on Veterans and military issues,  including the creation of the Women’s Army Corp and the GI Bill of Rights, which supported World War II Veterans.

To reach the theatre, enter the BVAMC through the Building 2 main entrance.

Click to read about Edith Nourse Rogers in The Bedford Citizen

 

 

 

 

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