Aug 26

The Year of the Military Woman: Women’s Equality Day, 26 August

Monday, August 26, 2013 12:21 PM

2013WomensEqualityPoster

This year is the Year of the Military Woman, and the Naval History and Heritage Command would like to honor all the women who serve and have served this great nation. This Joint Resolution of Congress (1971) designated Women’s Equality Day. The date of August 26th was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. 

Ted Wilbur Acrylic on canvas, 1996 96-093-B

Ted Wilbur
Acrylic on canvas, 1996
96-093-B

Please help us highlight those who have gone before in this important matter. See http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq48-1.htm for options to highlight Women’s Equality Day.

John Falter Oil on canvas, c. 1944 45-127-T

John Falter
Oil on canvas, c. 1944
45-127-T