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WOMEN VETERANS DAY
WHEREAS, women have been part of the United States military throughout our country’s history; and
WHEREAS, women played critical roles during the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II and beyond; and
WHEREAS, since the passage of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act in 1948, women have served as members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force; and
WHEREAS, additional laws and regulations have provided women increased opportunities for military service, including inclusion in direct ground combat; and
WHEREAS, we know women are critical to the success of our military as it works to support and protect freedom around the world.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LINDA GORTON, MAYOR OF LEXINGTON DO HEREBY DECLARE JUNE 12, 2020, WOMEN VETERANS DAY IN LEXINGTON.