Post celebrates women's equality
August 24, 2011
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (August 25, 2011) -- In honor of National Women's Equality Day August 26, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Special Emphasis Program Committee are sponsoring Women's Equality Day activities August 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Atrium of Bldg 5700.
The activities include a mini-health fair; job information, resume writing and interview tips; a women's history book display; and videos depicting Women's Suffrage and women's contributions throughout history.
People can also take part in a women's history quiz, complete with prizes, and light refreshments will be served during the event.
In his proclamation letter on the day, Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, said it's important to mark the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which took place Aug. 26, 1920.
"After many years of painstaking struggle, the passage of this constitutional amendment was an important step in moving our nation forward by ensuring that civil and political rights quaranteed by the Constitution would truly be equal rights for all Americans," the general wrote.
"American women serve as an excellent example of enduring courage and tenacity. They continue to make important contributions and achievement to the development of our nation in their communities and workplaces," Crutchfield continued. "Women have made and continue to make notable accomplishments in literature, science, industry, commerce, law enforcement, politics, and are serving with great honor in our armed forces. They are doctors, lawyers, mothers, executives, engineers, pilots, homemakers and teachers.
"I encourage all Fort Rucker personnel to celebrate Women's Equality Day. Take time to reflect on the significant contributions women, both civilian and military, have made in every sphere of our nation's history," he concluded.