WVD 2018 Logo.png


When:  Tuesday, June 12th

What:   Recognition of the Women Veterans in the State of Texas

Why:    To recognize the contribution of women who pledged to protect and serve the United States

of America by joining the United States Armed Forces.

History: 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 June 9, 2017, Texas Senate Bill 805 designating June 12th as Women Veterans Day in the State of Texas, was passed: https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB805/2017.

Highlights in the History of Military Women https://www.womensmemorial.org/timeline

TIMELINE: A History Of Women In The US Military http://taskandpurpose.com/timeline-history-women-us-military/

State Policies for Women Veterans - http://www.ncsl.org/research/military-and-veterans-affairs/state-policies-for-women-veterans.aspx

DALLAS EVENTS                        WOMEN VETERANS DAY 2018:


Stepping in Solidarity: Morning Formation            Dallas City Hall, Flag Room    

Throughout the Day:

Various organizational specific events that educate, validate and/or commemorate veteran women and women in the military


Women Veterans Evening Reception

Picnics & Parties in the Park throughout the DFW Area beginning June 9 - June 12, 2018

To learn how you and/or your organizations can get involved sign up at veteranwomensec.org and/or request to join our bi-weekly planning call.

Need to speak with someone, contact our Dallas WVD 2018 Planning Chair, VR Small email: veteranwomensec@gmail.com   

Sample organizational ideas:

• Display pictures of women veterans and/or women in the military from your organization; 

• Host a luncheon or pot luck to honor women veterans and/or women in the military in your organization.

• Set-up a display or posters of the history of women in the military.

• Invite mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters, etc…to talk about their family member’s military experience.

• Set-up a display of books about women in the military; 

• Show a series of videos/movies about women in the military; 

• Send out an internal email recognizing women veterans and/or women in the military from your organization to all employees.

• Post a recognition tribute to women veterans and/or women in the military on your agency, organization, or company website and/or social media.

• Organize a trip to the WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) Museum in Sweetwater.

• Organize a trip to local Women Veterans Day event in your community.