Women’s Ambulance Safety Patrol – DeKalb Unit During WWII

Saturday, July 20, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rockford Original Discovered in Archives!

Veterans’ Memorial Hall & Museum opened a scrapbook in their archives to unearth a Rockford first! On April 3, 1940, the women of Rockford founded W.A.S.P., the Women’s Ambulance Safety Patrol. Within months this effort swept nationwide and was THE first Women’s Ambulance program in the country. There is literally nothing about these women online, but after several months of intense research, this story and pictures are ready to be showcased! Come see if you are distantly related to any of the over 200 women who were involved in this effort. This story is a living legacy and is expected to grow as more information comes to light. Step back into a 1940’s time capsule of Rockford history. Mary Rose, a volunteer at VMH, will give a presentation on the DeKalb Unit of the Women’s Ambulance Safety Patrol.

The program was researched and will be presented by Mary Rose, a volunteer at VMH. Mary Rose moved to Rockford in 2013, enjoys local history and believes Rockford is a wonderful place to call home.

This free program is open to all and registration is not required.

For more information please visit http://dkpl.org/event/womens-ambulance-safety-patrol-dekalb-unit-during-wwii/ contact Teresa at 815-756-9568 ext. 2114 or teresai@dkpl.org.