MEDIA ADVISORY: Veterans Activate to Show Support for Changing the VA Motto

March 6, 2019 (Washington, DC)MEDIA ADVISORY: IAVA members from across the country in Washington, DC for Storm the Hill will gather in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs at about 8:30am on International Women’s Day, showing their support for a gender-inclusive motto.
Support for women veterans is one of IAVA’s “Big 6” priorities. The current VA motto is outdated and excludes women. As a signal that the VA takes inclusion of women seriously, IAVA has long advocated for a change to the motto as a part of the She Who Borne The Battle campaign.

Note to media: Email or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.