YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated Women's History Month with a book reading at Yongsan Library, March 27. It was just one of several events the Garrison held throughout March to recognize, remember and celebrate the role of women in our nation's history.

Women's History Month, which began in the United States as 'International Woman's Day' in 1911, is now observed annually in the United States and many other countries. It serves to teach others about notable women, past and present.

A dozen children and their moms attended the Women's History Month Book Reading. The Book Reading is held on a regular basis. Usually they read any popular kids books, but since this particular event was focused on Women's History, two books about famous women were chosen. The first book was about the first female race car driver Louise Smith, and the second book was about Sarah Emma Edmonds, the first female Soldier in the U.S. Army.

Sgt. 1st Class Terry Williams from Military Intelligence Brigade and Sgt. 1st Class Sherette Mills, Chief NCO from Staff Judge Advocate office, volunteered for the event as readers. They indulged their passion, while trying their best to make the event a meaningful and a pleasant time for kids. Yongsan Library was full of laughter from not only the children, but also from the volunteers.

"Kids are our future," said Williams. "It's a great thing for the kids at a young age to learn that women have been always equal to men, and to know that there are women out there who overcame struggles, and fought for allow freedom across the board."

U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is celebrating Women's History Month with various events. The 5K Fun Run was held at Collier Fitness Center on March 10. Two Book Readings were held at Hannam Village and Yongsan Library. The Women's History Month's main event will be held on March 29 at the R&R Bar and Grill.

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