Communications & Public Affairs
February 25, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Rep. Kelly Albright
Legislation Honoring Oklahoma Women Veterans Passes Committee
OKLAHOMA CITY — Legislation to honor the contributions of women from Oklahoma that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces passed the House Rules Committee 6-0 on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
House Bill 2981, authored by Rep. Kelly Albright (D-Midwest City), establishes June 12 as “Oklahoma Military Women in History Day.”
“Whether formally through military service or informally through organizations like the Red Cross, women have been contributing to America’s war effort since as far back as the Revolutionary War,” Albright said. “There are many women in my district alone that have served, and I think it is important to both past and future generations to honor these women and keep their stories alive.”
June 12 was the day President Harry Truman formally allowed women to serve in the military in 1948.
HB2981 is currently available to be heard in the House Rules Committee.