State Rep. Neave and the Veteran Women's Enterprise Center are co-hosting an evening reception honoring women veterans at the VFW 6796, located at 9179 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218from 6 pm to 8 pm on June 12, 2018. Join us for free food, drinks, and entertainment as we honor the women veterans in our community!
Please RSVP to Dallaswomenveteransdayevents@gmail.com with your name, branch, and years of service. Family and friends are welcome to attend the event!
To participate or support this effort, please contact Katy.Womble@house.texas.gov.
Veteran organizations across Texas, including Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and additional cities are working with elected officials, city, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to plan a series of events that will educate, validate, and commemorate the contributions of women who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. military. To learn how you and/or your organization can get involved contact VR Small at firstname.lastname@example.org
History of the State of Texas Women Veterans Day:
During the 85th Legislative Session, State Representative Victoria Neave filed House Bill 2698 to designate June 12th as Women Veterans Day in Texas. The language of this bill was added on as an amendment to Senate Bill 805, which was signed into law. June 12th was selected as the day to celebrate Women Veterans Day because the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which is the law that allowed women to serve as regular members of the military, was enacted on June 12, 1948.
“Here in our great State of Texas, we have the highest number of women veterans of any state in the country—over 177,000 women veterans live and work in our communities," said State Rep. Victoria Neave. "Women Veterans sacrificed for us and I was honored to be able to pass this legislation with the help of women veterans who traveled across the state to testify in support of the legislation so that we can honor their contributions and sacrifices.”