NUWARINE exhibit celebrates women in uniform

Mar 20, 2015

The name NUWARINE represents the military branches in which women have served: NU (U.S. Army Nurses); WAR (WAVES, WACs and SPARs); and INE (Marines).
Credit Courtesy - Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame

In tandem with Women’s History Month, a new exhibit in Lansing celebrates a unique group of military veterans. Founded in 1947, Post 535 in Lansing is the last all-female American Legion post in the state of Michigan. It was founded by female World War Two veterans, but it also includes women who’ve served in more recent conflicts.

Current State’s Kevin Lavery went to the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame to learn more about American Legion Post 535. Executive director Emily Fijol says Post 535 is truly a unique organization, with a catchy nickname: NUWARINE.