In celebration of Women’s History Month, Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to partner with the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation on the opening of its new exhibit. “The Color of Freedom: Honoring the Diversity of America’s Servicewomen,” will open to the public on Saturday, March 6, at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington, VA.
Made possible by Comcast NBCUniversal Military & Veteran Affairs, the exhibit will highlight the contributions of military women of color who have served in the United States military throughout American history.
Locally, we are celebrating Rita Paul (above) — a U.S. Army Veteran who served 9 years and a Comcast employees from Arlington, VA. When Rita joined the military, she was a single mother and knew the military would give her security and help provide her with the resources I needed to support her and her children. Rita had the opportunity to work at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and in Hawaii. She met her husband while they were both serving and once she got out of the service, she traveled with him as a military spouse — they traveled every seven years.
To Rita, recognizing and celebrating women of color servicemembers is more important than ever:
Right now, it is hard to see what is going on in our country surrounding people of color, specifically women. As a servicewoman, there has always been a sense of honor and pride, and I think now, more than ever, if we can highlight the importance of positive representation, it will help make a difference.”
At Comcast, our tradition of hiring and supporting the military community began with our founder, World War II U.S. Navy veteran Ralph Roberts, and has continued to today. As a military wife, Rita knows her husband may receive Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and would have to move. But with virtual opportunities, Rita is reassured that “with Comcast, I know they will work with me so I can continue to work for them.”
For more information on the Color of Freedom Exhibit and how you and any woman of color servicemember can share their story, click here.