Sioux Falls conference puts spotlight on women veterans

Published: Sep. 29, 2017 at 7:31 PM CDT
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The annual Women Veteran Conference was held Friday in Sioux Falls.

The event was put on by the Sioux Falls VA.

About 86 women veterans attended this year's event.

Organizers said it is important to recognize women veterans and honor their service and sacrifice.

"They tend to be invisible and under recognized by the general public, by VA staff, by other veterans, and so this is just a way to bring them into the spotlight and say 'thank you,'" Brenda Fredericks, Women Veteran program manager, said.

The event also featured artwork by women veterans. The artwork is traveling around to different VA centers throughout the country.