In 2019 Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver as acting governor signed Senate Joint Resolution No. 114 into law, designating June 12th of each year as “Women Veterans Appreciation Day” in New Jersey.
“Women have continually protected our rights and liberties throughout the history of the United States,” said Oliver. “We are thrilled to acknowledge the increasing number of women serving in our military, and proud to show our appreciation for the state’s upstanding women veterans.”
The legislation sets aside a day to recognize New Jersey women veterans for their great sacrifices to protect our country.
“New Jersey is lucky to be home to many women who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “These women have proudly served our nation, and now their extraordinary dedication to our state and country will be commemorated each year.”
“Women Veterans Appreciation Day gives us the opportunity to create a day where we can have a voice for issues that we as women veterans face that are uniquely different to those of our brothers in arms,” said Lucy Del Gaudio, U.S. Army Veteran and Veteran Advocate. “We can recognize the fight, strength, resilience but more so, the diversity and inclusiveness women have brought and continue to bring to the military.”