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June 15 designated Women Veterans Recognition Day in Michigan

Michigan Women’s Commission (MWC) Executive Director Mary Engelman today commended the Michigan legislature for designating Friday, June 15 as Women Veterans Recognition Day, and called on all Michigan residents to look for ways to support women who serve or have served in the military and their families.

“More than 46,000 women veterans call Michigan home,” said Engelman. “This recognition lets each one of them know that the state of Michigan values their contribution and honors their service and sacrifice.”

Helping women veterans is one of MWC’s signature initiatives.

The Commission is currently working to identify support for and develop a statewide survey to help determine the needs of Michigan’s women veterans, find ways to connect those veterans to available services and resources, and to effectively advocate on their behalf.

“Finding ways to reach out to other female veterans is critical,” said Renee Haley, Director of Veteran’s Services for Clare County, member of the Michigan Women’s Commission and United States Army veteran. “This is a great step towards empowering our female veterans to self-identify and be proud of their service. Women veterans do not want or need special treatment or accolades, we just want to be recognized and visible as veterans, and to receive services equal to anyone who did what many will not and stepped up to the plate to serve this great country.”

The 15-member Michigan Women’s Commission was created by statute in 1968.

Commission duties include reviewing the status of women in Michigan, directing attention to critical problems confronting women, recommending ways of overcoming discrimination, enabling women to develop skills, conducting surveys, and recognizing women’s accomplishments and contributions to Michigan.

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year terms.

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