SIOUX CITY -- “Serving Her Country: Women in the Military,” a photo exhibit honoring women veterans, will open with a program at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Betty Strong Encounter Center in partnership with the Sioux City Journal.

Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

The exhibit and opening program by Journal columnist Tim Gallagher will culminate The Journal’s 20-part series, “Serving Her Country: Women in the Military,” produced by Journal newsroom staff.

“Serving Her Country” comprises portraits by Journal photographers Tim Hynds, Jim Lee and Justin Wan. Exhibit text is drawn from stories by Journal staff writers Alex Boisjolie, Dolly Butz, Mason Dockter, Tim Gallagher, Bret Hayworth, Earl Horlyk, Nick Hytrek, Ian Richardson and Ty Rushing.

Gallagher’s illustrated program will explore stories and images in “Serving Her Country” and their impact on readers.

Thanks to The Journal website, readers also can hear the vets tell their stories: The Encounter Center exhibit will run through early June. The closing program will be at 2 p.m. June 13.