WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A group of female veterans gathered at the Vietnam Women's Memorial Sunday night to listen to the songs of unsung heroes.
On the eve of Veterans Day, the women took part in the 20th anniversary ceremony commemorating the sacrifices of women during the Vietnam War.
Many women tended to the countless numbers of wounded soldiers left on the battlefields, but they weren't always recognized or praised.
"It was kind of a quiet time for us all, even though we served and wanted to serve. We volunteered to serve. No woman was ever drafted," said one female veteran.
This group of veterans won't soon forget their memories. Thankfully, though, they're a thing of the past.
"We paved the way but we were working on the shoulders of those before us."
Reminders of those shoulders aren't hard to find around town.