Veterans Day event to honor women who have served; local veterans to share stories

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Two local veterans will speak at a community event in honor of women who have served in the United States military.

Dena Sattler and Brooklynne Roulette Mosley, who are both women veterans, will share about their journeys as part of “Women Warriors: Fighting for Those Who Serve,” according to information from event organizers. Community members are invited to join the Veterans Day event in Lawrence.

Sattler, of Topeka, is a U.S. armed forces veteran and a longtime journalist, editor and publisher, according to the flyer. For her service in the First Gulf War, she received the National Defense Service Medal. Sattler also has been recognized for her contributions to journalism. She previously edited and published The Garden City Telegram and was a regional publisher of four other papers. 

Currently, Sattler is campaigning to represent Kansas Senate District 3, which includes southern Douglas County. With a history working in government, she previously served as director of public affairs for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and then as senior director of public affairs for the Kansas Department of Commerce. 

Mosley, of Lawrence, is a U.S. Air Force veteran who was trained as an inflight refueler on the KC-10A aircraft, according to the flyer. She spent 10 years in active duty and took nearly 200 flights over Iraq and Afghanistan. 

After serving, which included eight deployments, Mosley moved to Lawrence to attend the University of Kansas. She’s now an experienced campaign operative. As vice president of an organization, Mobilization and Advocacy, she creates strategies to progress campaigns and organizations.

“Women Warriors: Fighting for Those Who Serve” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. It’ll be held in the library’s Meeting Room C on the lower level.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. The event is hosted by Women for Kansas Lawrence/Douglas County chapter as part of the organization’s regular meeting. 

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Maya Hodison (she/her), equity reporter, can be reached at mhodison (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com. Read more of her work for the Times here. Check out her staff bio here.

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