During World War I, Hartford women had a multitude of roles in contributing to the war effort. Some, like nursing and child care, were familiar and traditional roles. But women in Hartford and across the nation were also able to take on jobs and responsibilities that changed not only their expectations and aspirations but society's acceptance of those needs and desires as well.
The women of the First World War left a noble legacy for their daughters, who would themselves take on transformative roles in supporting their nation in war. Their stories and experiences are worthy of our respect and our remembrance.