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Military Women: A Life of Change - Here but still Invisible

Thursday March 16th 2023 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Donna Sayre of the DAR will speak on the many changes for military women over the years and highlight some of Stafford County’s present and past military women.

Donna is a native of Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky and proudly “Bleeds Blue.” She has had a career in the United States Navy, raising her right hand on Friday the 13th of November 1970 and is a Viet Nam veteran. She served in theatre aboard the Navy Hospital Ship Sanctuary.

After her Navy career, she returned to school and received additional degrees from The George Washington University in Health Care Administration, and the then Mary Washington College where she received additional bachelors and master’s degrees in Political Science and Public Administration.

Donna owns a technology consulting company where she uses her medical background to apply technology to medical practices. She has one daughter, Heather, who is a retired police officer for the city of Fredericksburg. She also has 5 granddaughters, ranging in age from 24 years old to 7 years old.

She has been involved in the United Methodist Church Lay Servant and Lay Speaking Ministry for over 25 years serving locally and on the District. She has been a resident of Stafford County for over 40 years.

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