MIDDLESEX TWP. — The U.S. Army War College and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center will host a panel discussion at noon Tuesday, Aug. 27, in honor of Women’s Equality Day.

The day commemorates women gaining the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

Tuesday’s discussion in AHEC’s multipurpose room will feature two female senior leaders from the Army War College — Ambassador Helen Reed-Rowe and Col. Lorelei Coplen.

Reed-Rowe will speak about women’s history and its progression since the passage of the amendment. One of the highlights is military service, in which the military eventually allowed women to serve in a capacity other than as nurses.

Coplen, the director of plans and operations at the War College, will speak about women’s roles in the military and what equality means today for women in uniform.

Both Reed-Rowe and Coplen will take questions after the panel, which is free and open to the public. Parking is also free, and visitors are welcome to bring their lunches while they listen to the presentation.

For more information, visit www.usahec.org or call 245-3972.

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