Women Veterans Rose Petal Ceremony
Pentagon Survivor Guest Speaker at Rose Petal Luncheon
Service disabled Veteran and survivor of the
Pentagon attack on 9/11 Colonel Jill W. Chambers, U.S. Army (R), will be guest
speaker at the Women Veterans 14th annual Rose Petal Ceremony and luncheon, noon
to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the
The Branson Clarion,
2820 W. State Hwy 76.
The annual Rose Petal Ceremony and
luncheon, hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force (BVTF) recognizes women’s
contributions in the United States Armed Forces.
Guests are encouraged to
Chambers, CEO of This
Able Vet, LLC, is widely recognized as the first person in the history of the
U.S. Military to develop a successful, sustainable strategy designed to reduce
the crippling stigma associated with mental health challenges in a warrior
culture (Post Traumatic Stress, PTS). Chambers was inducted into the Army’s
Women’s Hall of Fame in 2015 for her contributions in this area.
recognition of her gifts as a leader and her groundbreaking accomplishments
throughout her 30 years of service, Chambers was recently selected as a “Next
Maker” by AOL and PBS honoring “trailblazing women whose physical, intellectual
and emotional strength have opened doors, opened minds and inspired change.” She
is noted as the first person in military history to be able to successfully
break through the barriers of silence on this issue.
Chambers is married to Michael
Peterson, musical director and one of the lead singers in Branson’s new country
‘Raiding the Country Vault.’ They have three daughters, one of which is a
Captain in the U.S. Army.
During the Rose Petal ceremony portion of the
event, guests are invited to release rose petals into a fountain of water in
honor of women veterans they have known or respect.
The BVTF offers the
luncheon free to women veterans and active duty female personnel. Reservations
are required. The public is invited to attend the buffet lunch for a donation of
High School all female Air Force Junior ROTC will provide the Rose Petal
Ceremony Color Guard.
information or reservations call the BVTF Women Veterans Committee, 417-337-8387.