Council person John Turner recognized women veterans at the Tuesday evening city council meeting. Army specialist Kathleen Sullivan was one of those recognized. Turner said, “our state came together to support women veterans and thank them for their sacrifices,”.
Texas has more women veterans than any other state, with more than 170,000 women veterans. Texas Senate Bill 805 passed last year and made June 12th Texas Women’s Veterans Day.
“There’s so many heroic stories of women, but nobody knows about it. If we don’t ask, how will we ever know?” said Christie Campo, a North Texas veteran who served five years in the US Navy. As of now, there is not a national holiday for Women Veteran’s Day.
Kathleen Sullivan hopes that the holiday celebrated in Texas will soon become an official holiday in other states and the nation.