Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Hannah Benedict Carter Chapter, NSDAR, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and is highlighting the service of women and the Vietnam Women's Memorial located on the grounds of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

More than 265,000 women served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War. Approximately 10,000 women in uniform served during the war, fought next to the men, some giving their life.

The chapter invites all to take part in remembering the women that served, along with the men by participating in the New Canaan Memorial Day services.

To learn more about the women who served in the Vietnam War, visit www.vietnamwomensmemorial.org.