Town of Friday Harbor Mayor proclaims March Women's History Month
WHEREAS, the observance of Women’s History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions that women have made over the course of our national history. Women have played a crucial role in advancing social justice, led groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with remarkable works of art and literature and charted bold directions in our foreign policy; and
WHEREAS, Women’s history is one of resilience, from being denied the right to vote or hold public office until the early 1900s to our nation’s first female Vice President being elected to office; and WHEREAS, the 2023 theme of National Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”; and
WHEREAS, the Women of our nation have stories to tell about their scientific contributions to the early space program, the modernization of computer programming, the development of a vaccine to combat the COVID-19 virus and serving in positions of power in boardrooms, the education system, medicine, politics and the military;
NOW THEREFORE, proclaim the month of March 2023 as Women’s History Month in the Town of Friday Harbor and encourage everyone to observe this month by acknowledging the history and achievements of which there are many. I am proud that our citizens – past, present, and future – are respected and recognized for being the foundation upon which this nation was built.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Raymont C. Jackson, Mayor of the Town of Friday Harbor have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Town to be affixed this 16th day of March 2023. Raymont C. Jackson