Proclamation 5904 -- National Women Veterans Recognition Week, 1988
the President of the
Throughout our history, women have been among the patriots who have defended our land and liberty from every enemy. Many women have served in the military, in occupations from pilot to nurse and in both peacetime and war. We owe all of them a special debt of gratitude for their part in advancing the promise of freedom. We do well to recall that we owe appreciation to our many veterans of military service who are women.
the number of women serving in the military, and thus the number of women
veterans, continues to grow; women veterans now comprise 4.4 percent of the
total veteran population. They continue to enrich our country in civilian life
as they bring their skills and patriotism to bear in communities across
To create greater public awareness and recognition of the many achievements of women veterans, the Congress, by Public Law 100 - 514, has designated the week of November 6 through November 12, 1988, as ``National Women Veterans Recognition Week'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of November, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on November 7.