WARRENSBURG — A message of hope and encouragement was spread throughout the Missouri Veterans Home - Warrensburg on Saturday, Nov. 9, during Women in Service Day as the Branch of Service Week concluded.

Leah Winchester gave two presentations about her grandmother, Naomi Parker Frayley, whom Rosie the Riveter was based off of.

Her presentation focused on a letter her grandmother wrote in 2016 as an encouragement to future generations.

Before her presentation though, members of the Sarah Lewis Boone and Independence Pioneers chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution spoke to the women veterans at the home, presented them and all veterans at the home with a gift and hosted a sing-a-long which featured the songs for each branch of service.

Between presentations from Winchester, the Harley Owners Group out of Sedalia cooked burgers and brats for the veterans at the home and a Buddy Poppy Paint and Sip took place.

While everyone got recognized throughout the week, the eight women veteran in the home capped off the week with a day of celebration for their contributions through their service.

Those eight at the MVHW were not the only women veterans celebrated through as other women veterans came from throughout Warrensburg, the state and even from outside the state to celebrate the day.

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