WOMEN VETERANS DAY – JUNE 12, 2019

Commemorating 71 Years of Women in the Armed Services

   


“REAL WOMEN VETERANS, REAL LIFE STORIES”

 

In recognition of Women Veterans Day, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Texas Veterans Commission is hosting a Facebook Live women veterans panel discussion in different cities throughout Texas.  The panelists will be women veterans from the local community, representing various eras, who will share their military and veteran experience.

Watch Parties:

Houston – United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive – 6pm to 8pm – hosted by Texas Veterans Commission
Austin
– City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street – 5:30pm to 8:00pm – hosted by City of Austin
San Antonio – Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach & Transition Center at St. Philip’s College, 202 Connelly – 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Houston Watch Party Speakers

Click on photo for bio

EMCEE

ANTHONY WILLIAMS

Retired U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Four

MODERATOR

LILA HOLLEY

Retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Four

PANELIST

ALESHA WALKER

U.S. Marine Veteran

PANELIST

MAGGIE PETERSON

U.S. Air Force Veteran

PANELIST

DOLORES MENDIOLA

U.S. Marine Veteran

PANELIST

AUDREY ADAMS

U.S. Army Veteran

 
A Special “Thank You” to our 2019 SPONSORS

           

 
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.