Suffragette Day 8 – Honoring Women in Military
It’s Veteran’s Day in the US and today is a day to pay tribute to those that served their country. I want to particularly touch on the women who served in the military and to share with you a couple of clips from the upcoming film Suffragette.
Women have had to fight for equal rights for decades and even today we still see women continue to fight for things like equal pay, paid maternity leave, and job advancement. Suffragette is an inspirational film that reminds us of the battles women have fought in the pass. I know what it’s like to be pass over in a job for a position or a raise because I was a female. Theses are things I hope my own daughter never have to experience. In this clip Suffragette looks at the injustices we still have to over come. It’s called #HopeForOurDaughters
To celebrate Veteran’s Day here are some facts about women in the military.
WOMEN’S FIRSTS IN THE ARMED FORCES
- 1985 – Penny Harrington was appointed as Chief of Police of the Portland Police Bureau, making her the first woman to lead a major–city police department.
- 1991 – Congress authorizes women to fly in combat missions.
- 1993 – Congress authorizes women to serve on combat ships.
- 2000 – Kathleen McGrath became the first woman to command a warship at sea.
- 2004 – Colonel Linda McTague becomes the first woman commander of a fighter squadron in U.S. Air Force history.
- 2008 – Ann E. Dunwoody is the first female four–star general in the U.S. Army.
- 2014 – Michelle J. Howard began her assignment as the U.S. Navy’s first female and first female African–American four–star admiral on July 1, 2014.
- 2015 – Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver are the first female soldiers to graduate from the school for the Army Rangers.