The City of Cedar Hill will celebrate the inaugural Women Veterans Day on Tuesday, June 12 with a proclamation and resource fair. The Texas Legislature designated Women Veterans Day to commemorate the 1948 signing of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, which permitted women to serve as full members of the U.S. armed forces. The purpose of Cedar Hill’s celebration of Women Veterans Day is to educate, validate, and commemorate the immense contribution of the women who serve in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“It was an honor serving in the military, and it played such an important role in the molding of my adult life,” says event organizer Michelle Ebanks, Neighborhood Services Manager and U.S. Air Force Veteran. “It is amazing to work for a City that celebrates and recognizes all women who have served our great country.”
The City will host a resource fair for veterans on Tuesday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library, located at 225 Cedar Street in Cedar Hill. Resources will include legal aid, financial information, health and wellness resources, Texas Workforce Commission employment assistance, and information on education benefits.
All veterans in the community are invited to attend the reading of the proclamation during the regular city council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at the Cedar Hill Government Center.