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Women Veterans Day

Wisconsin Veteran Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Women Veterans - June 12, 2023

By Niki Thies - WVCC Communications Manager


Wisconsin Veteran Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Women Veterans - June 12, 2023. Wisconsin’s veterans are extremely valuable to our state’s community, workforce, and economy. The determination, skill, and commitment of our veterans are some of the greatest assets we have as a state.

Women's Veterans Day is a special day celebrated on June 12 th every year to honor the contributions of women who have served in the armed forces. It is a day when we acknowledge the sacrifices and bravery of women who have risked their lives to defend our country or serve in times of war. This day is marked with various events and ceremonies that pay tribute to the valuable role that women have played in protecting our nation.

The history of Women's Veterans Day dates back to World War II when women formed an essential part of the Armed Forces. It was not until 1977 that women were allowed to officially join the military. Since then, they have undergone rigorous training, working alongside their male counterparts, and have contributed significantly to the defense of our country.

Women have served in various roles in the military, ranging from nurses, mechanics, pilots, and artillery operators, among others. They have served with dedication, commitment, and a sense of duty, putting their lives on the line to protect our country's freedoms and ideals. Women have shown that they can serve just as well as their male counterparts, with some even rising to the rank of General.

As we celebrate Women's Veterans Day, it is important to acknowledge the sacrifices that women have made. Many have left their families and loved ones behind to serve the country, often facing discrimination and harassment. Recognition and respect for their service have not come quickly or easily.

Women's Veterans Day also serves as a reminder that there is still much work to be done to ensure equality in the military. Women must continue to be supported and encouraged to pursue their career goals within the Armed Forces. They should not face any discrimination or harassment, and their contributions should be appreciated and respected.

In conclusion, Women's Veterans Day is a day to honor women who have served in the military. It is an opportunity to recognize their courage, their willingness to serve their country, and their sacrifices. Together as a nation, we should express our gratitude to all women who have served and continue to serve our country.