"During World War II, Therese Hughes’ mother was an officer in the Navy’s WAVES, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. But her mother never talked about her time, and Hughes knew nothing of her service until years after Hicks died in 1977.
Hughes, now a photojournalist, has spent the past five years interviewing servicewomen in a project called, “The Military Women: WWII to Present,” which includes a photo exhibit that opened last month at the Tidewater Community College and City of Virginia Beach Joint Use Library.
The exhibit is called “In a Heart Beat” and includes 98 portraits of 113 female veterans of all military branches. They are a sampling of the more than 800 women Hughes has interviewed and photographed so far. Her goal is to complete 1,200 interviews and to write books about each branch of the service, with the first being about women who served in WWII." ... See MoreSee Less