Commemorating 71 Years of Women in the Armed Services

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.