Last week, U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., brought out a resolution “recognizing the contributions of the Women in Military Service for America (Military Women’s Memorial) for its 25 years of service” with the help of a congresswoman from Florida.
U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., is backing Lawrence’s resolution. Other co-sponsors include U.S. Reps. Madeline Dean, D-Penn., Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR, Chrissy Houlahan, D-Penn., and Mikie Sherrill, D-NJ.
“The Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery tells the stories of more than three million women who have served the U.S. since the American Revolution and is the only historical repository to document the service of America’s military women. Each year, the Women’s Caucus hosts a memorial event during the week preceding Memorial Day at the memorial, honoring those lost and inviting one outstanding servicewoman from each of the six military branches to be recognized for her contributions and service. The event is the Women’s Caucus’s longest consecutive annual event, celebrating more than 20 years this decade,” Cammack’s office noted.
“Our nation’s women servicemembers and veterans deserve to be seen, heard, and recognized,” said Lawrence. “The memorial has exhibited an unwavering dedication to solidifying the place of women servicemembers in history. It has served as a touchstone destination for hundreds of annual Honor Flights, military ceremonies, and retirements and a gathering point for military and service organizations from across the country. I strongly urge my colleagues to rise in support of this resolution.
“I’m proud to join Rep. Lawrence in co-leading this resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Military Women’s Memorial,” said. Cammack on Monday. “As one of the vice chairs of the Congressional Women’s Caucus, I’ve been proud to support and pay tribute to our female servicemembers at the memorial in Arlington National Cemetery each year around Memorial Day. To our women in uniform, a grateful nation thanks you for your service and stands with you every step of the way.”
The resolution was sent to the U.S. House Armed Services and the Veterans Affairs Committees.