Wed, March 10, 2021

Women's History Month Celebration featuring MG (ret) Mari Eder

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In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) will live-stream a lecture and panel discussion with retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder based on her soon-to-be-published book, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: The Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II. The event will be held on 10 March 2021 at 12:00PM EST and can be viewed by visiting National Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to observe and celebrate the vital role of women in American history.

In her upcoming book, Eder will take you inside the lives and experiences of the unknown heroes from the Greatest Generation. These women served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII―in and out of uniform, creating a legacy destined to encourage generations of women to come. In her lecture, she will provide a compelling glimpse into the foundations of her book, including what inspired her to tell these women’s stories. Following the lecture, a panel including Carlisle Barracks Garrison Commander LTC Courtney Short, Ms. Julie Manta, Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the United States War College (AWC), and 2021 AWC Class President COL Shari Bennett, will provide their own unique perspectives, as well as further discussion of women as leaders and advocates for change in the U.S. military.

The lecture can be viewed at A live Question and Answer session will follow the lecture and panelist discussion. Online viewers can participate in the question and answer portion of the presentation by emailing questions to, or by direct messaging the USAHEC on Facebook (