Female veterans were honored at the State House on Thursday during the ninth annual Women Veterans’ Appreciation Day.
Lieutenant Eileen Merullo, a World War II veteran, was awarded the Deborah Sampson award. During the war, Merullo was stationed at the Walter Reed amputation center in Bethesda, Md. She joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1944 after graduating from Boston University. A registered physical therapist, she helped wounded veterans.