June 13, 2018
The Better Half
by Rep. Ryan Guillen
Women have long been a vital part of our nation's armed forces and deserve proper recognition for everything they have done for Texas and for America. Seventy years ago, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act allowing women to serve as regular members of the military. In commemoration of the act, the legislature designated June 12 as Women Veterans Day to recognize the role of women in military forces and to honor the sacrifices and valor displayed by Texas women veterans.
Waving our Flag
Celebrating seventy years of women and the military as well as Flag Day, communities this week are hosting events and services throughout the state. As Texas has the highest concentration of women veterans in the entire country, with more than 170,000, we’ve worked hard to make sure that all veterans receive the care, benefits, and recognition that they have earned by serving their state and country. Be sure to show your support for our women veterans and for our nation at an event near you.
United We Stand
Pauline Hanson once said, "To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag." This week especially, let us remember that the flag, as well as the nation and ideas it represents, unites us as Americans and makes us strong.