WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ)- Some Kentucky veterans and their families did not let the intimidating weather stop them from recognizing memorial day.
A group called Lady Veterans Connect held a movie screening in Winchester as a benefit.
The group says it gives hope, homes, and healing to female veterans in the community.
It is also in the process or re-purposing an abandoned school to create homes for women returning from service.
“We don’t realize women veterans do become homeless like their male counterparts. Percentage wise female veterans are more apt to commit suicide,” Phllis Abbot, a volunteer said.
“You know, we walk in stores as we are wearing our navy shirts and they say, ‘Oh, was your husband in the Navy?'” Toni Czajkowski said.
All donations from tonight’s screening will go towards those efforts.