2020 Idaho Women Veterans Medallion Unveiled
Medallion recognizes all Idaho Women Veterans during
100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
Nampa, Idaho – Today, State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth joined by Governor Brad Little and the Silver Medallion Committee members unveiled the 2020 Idaho Women Veterans Medallion at the Warhawk Air Museum.
“This medallion symbolizes the contribution women have made over the years to protect our freedom. The life experiences of those depicted on the 2020 Idaho Women Veterans Medallion reveal both courage and sacrifice and are an inspiration to me. It has been a privilege to meet the family members of these extraordinary women,” said State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth.
Ellsworth continued “I am pleased the Governor was able to join us for this unveiling today and it has been a great honor to serve with the members of the Silver Medallion Committee.”
This 2020 medallion celebrates all Idaho Women Veterans during the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The motto “Courageous Past Unlimited Future” was selected in support of the Idaho Women 100 campaign.
The obverse design depicts five women veterans who represent all veterans. Four stars on the front symbolize the fact that Idaho was the fourth state that allowed women to vote, and the first to do so by constitutional amendment. Finally, the phrase “Support Idaho’s Heroes” is consistent with language on the other two in this series and is significant because all the proceeds from the sale of this medallion go to funding Idaho’s State Veterans Cemeteries.
The reverse side of the medallion is Idaho’s State seal designed by Emma Edwards Green. She is the only woman known to have designed a state seal.
This 2020 Commemorative Silver Medallion was issued to honor the courage and sacrifice of all Idaho Service members and veterans of the United States armed forces and Idaho military branches of services.
This medallion is one troy ounce, .999 fine silver and was minted in Idaho by Sunshine Mint, Inc. and is available at the Warhawk Air Museum, the Idaho State Museum, the Capitol Gift Shop or in the State Treasurer’s Office.
(Attached is the brochure for the Idaho Women Veterans Medallion 2020)
To view the video of the event at the Warhawk Air Museum, visit here: https://www.facebook.com/WarhawkMuseum/videos/3591855667547187
To download the new brochure with medallion details, please click here.