FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2018
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GUILLEN HONORS WOMEN VETERANS IN TEXAS
Texas To Celebrates The Lives And Accomplishments Of The Women Who Have Proudly Served Our Nation
AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that June 12th is the first annual Women Veterans Day in Texas. The holiday was made possible by SB 805, which Guillen helped pass last year.
"Women have long been a vital part of our nation's armed forces. I think it's time that they be properly recognized for everything they have done for Texas and for America," said Guillen.
The inaugural Women Veterans Day will take place on the 70th Anniversary of President Harry Truman signing of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act on June 12, 1948. That act enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of the United States armed forces for the first time. Since 1948, hundreds of thousands of strong Texan women have answered our nation's call and have put their lives on the line to defend America and its values.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Texas has highest concentration of women veterans in the entire country, with more than 170,000. Rep. Guillen has worked hard to make sure that all veterans receive the care, benefits, and recognition that they have earned by serving their state and country.
"Our veterans risked everything to make sure that we are able to live the life we know and love," added Guillen. “We must remember that fact every day of the year, not just on these days of celebration and memorial.”
For more information about Women Veterans Day and related events, please visit www.womenveteransday.com.
Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen