WOMEN VETERANS DAY – JUNE 12, 2018

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act

On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act. Join us in Austin at the Texas State Capitol for the 70th Anniversary celebration to recognize the role of women in the military and to commemorate the sacrifices of and valor displayed by Texas women veterans. Enjoy live music followed by keynote speaker Danielle Corazza, National Outreach Coordinator for the VA’s Center for Women Veterans.

9:30 am – 11:15 am:  South Steps of the Capitol

 9:30 am – 9:50 am:  Musical Performance

 9:50 am – 10 am:  Presentation of the Colors and National Anthem

 10 am – 11:15 am:  Opening Ceremony

     Keynote Speaker – Danielle Corazza, National Outreach Coordinator, VA Women Veteran’s Center


11:15 am – 3 pm:  Ground Floor Rotunda of the Texas Capitol

     Veterans Resource Fair and Art Exhibit
Living Display of Cathay Williams, only documented Woman Buffalo Soldier

 

Across Texas, communities are planning events to commemorate this date!

The following links will take you to the Women Veterans Day events for that respective city:

For more events, connect and stay updated by visiting this page or our Events Calendar, or by visiting www.womenveteransday.com
 
On June 12,1948, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act allowing women to serve as regular members of the military.

On May 5, 2017, Representative Victoria Neave filed House Bill 2698, establishing Women Veterans Day. HB2698 was later incorporated into Texas Senate Bill 805 and on June 9, 2017 was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott designating June 12th as Women Veterans Day.

Highlights in History:
Women’s Memorial
Women in the Military Timeline


 
How can you recognize the women veterans in your community, business, or organization?
  • Host an internal event (breakfast, lunch, reception) to honor women veterans in your organization;
  • Highlight and/or invite women veterans (or their surviving family members) to discuss the military experience and its impact on their lives;
  • Design a display of women veterans in your organization;
  • Post a Tribute to women in the military on your agency, organization or company website and/or social media;
  • Distribute an internal email to all employees that highlights the contributions of women in the military;
  • Collaborate to host a local Women Veterans Day event;
  • Design a display around the general history of women in the military;
  • Design a display of books about and/or by women in the military;
  • Show videos about women in the military;

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