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8 x October 19 - November 1, 2017 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 of six pedestals, each 3 feet tall. Atop each of the first five pedestals will be a plaque representing a branch of the military. Atop the sixth pedestal will be a plaque with the Great Seal of the United States honoring all of the men and women who have served and continue to serve the U.S. In order for Windermere Council members to truly visualize the concept, Withers built a 3-D model of the monument and plaques. “Initially, it was not easy to get the memorial approved,” Withers said. “It took a couple of months longer than we hoped. In the end, we were able to partner with the town of Windermere and the [Rotary Club of Windermere] to achieve our goal.” Even with all the pro bono efforts of Fasen and Withers, the cost for the project was estimated to be around $25,000. Through fundraising efforts and generous donations, the team exceeded its financial goal. “The [Rotary Club of Windermere] is in charge of the funds,” Fasen (L. to r.) Stephen Withers, Bill Criswell, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, and Stephen Fasen stand at the future site of the Windermere Veterans Memorial. said. “Any remaining money will be allocated by the Rotary club to various veterans charities.” “This monument will not cost the residents anything,” Criswell said. “It is a gift to the town of Windermere.” The official unveiling of the Windermere Veterans Memorial will take place on West Main Street in front of town hall on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. The dedication ceremony will be at 11 a.m., in accordance with the Armistice. Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. George A. Landis will be the special guest speaker, and patriotic music will be provided by the 45-member Orlando Concert Ceremonial Band. The Rotary club will provide coffee and doughnuts at 8:30 a.m., and there will be a community walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Military vehicles will be on display, and there will be a variety of activities taking place throughout most of the day. “We will have all five branches of the military represented,” Criswell said about the dedication. “There will be a service man/woman of each branch standing in front of one of the monuments. [Windermere] Mayor [Gary] Bruhn will talk about Veterans Day and will speak about each branch of military service as each monument is unveiled.” All three men acknowledged Mayor Bruhn as an integral part of the memorial project. Withers said the mayor “worked on the design, helped raise funds, worked with the council and town staff, and is a major contributor himself.” Mayor Bruhn said the memorial “will be a wonderful addition to our town. It is an honor to recognize all the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country with honor.” ª GOT BRACES? IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT TEETH But a more balanced face, harmonious growth and development, improved airway/breathing/sleep, hence better overall health, function & stability. DID YOU KNOW? • There are wired, wireless and clear ways of straightening teeth. • Removing permanent teeth is not always necessary. BEFORE • It’s never too early to screen for orthodontic issues and even minimize or prevent braces. • We can treat the cause, not only the symptoms of crooked teeth. • We offer a more natural, functional & integrative approach to orthodontics. AFTER FATHER SON BEFORE SON AFTER Orlando • Clermont • Lake Mary • Winter Springs Call for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lisa: (352) 241-4884 227192

Strong. Leader. Powerful. Prior to just a few decades ago, these words were almost exclusively used to describe men. Women in the U.S. were relegated to the background, left at home to take care of the family while men made their way in the world. Males were the leaders; females were the caregivers. Throughout history, there have always been women who “broke the mold.” Not all women were born to be followers, after all; and even in a repressed society, those women stood out. However, among the many steps women in America have taken to wrangle their independence, there are a few significant events that paved the way for all women to be free of the shackles that chained them to the men in their lives. Voting Rights As early as the 1800s in America, women strained against the constrictions put on them. They refused to have their voices silenced and made strides to be heard. The Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 was proof of this, being the first women’s rights convention to be organized by women. Attended by 300 men and women, it featured the signing of the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments by 100 of those present, men and women alike. In its closing remarks the document declared “because women do feel themselves aggrieved, oppressed, and fraudulently deprived of their most sacred rights, we insist that they have immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of these United States.” It was too controversial to gain much public support; however, the groundwork was set for those who would take the sentiment of equal rights even further. The first female U.S. presidential candidate was seen in 1872. Victoria Claflin Woodhull ran as a third-party candidate, elected by the Equal Rights Party, against Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (R) and Horace Greenley (D). Her campaign trail was riddled with intrigue, eliciting a degree of scrutiny that was unrivaled. She was even arrested just a few days prior to the election for publishing a series of scandalous and accusatory articles about prominent men in the newspaper run by Woodhull and her sister, Tennessee Claflin. There is no way to tell how many votes Woodhull ultimately received, ballots bearing her name went uncounted, and some districts eliminated her from the ballots altogether. This election saw another woman step up. Susan B. Anthony chose to challenge the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which stated all persons born in the U.S. are citizens, claiming that since women x October 19 - November 1, 2017 x 9 FEATURE Strength & Persistence The American Woman’s Journey to Equality 407-757-2241 by Lauren Salinero Victoria Claflin Woodhull is the first woman to run for the U.S. presidency. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 Friends of a Feather Together New Client Offer: Text "GentleTouch" to 22828 for a special introductory offer. Voted Best Day Spa 5 Years in a Row! Aesthetics | Skin & Body Cosmetic Laser