Women Veterans Recognition Week begins June 5th
The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department joins Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. to celebrate Women Veterans Recognition Week, now in its eighth year.
This observance, founded in 2013 by the Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc.’s CEO and Jacksonville native, Dee Quaranta, was created to celebrate the accomplishments of women veterans, especially the trailblazers who served during the WWII and Korean War eras. The week also brings community awareness to some of the challenges women veterans face after military service.
“Women veterans have played an integral part in protecting this country alongside their male counterparts, making immeasurable contributions to our nation,” said Mayor Curry. “I encourage all citizens to recognize the courage, honor, and dignity with which women have served, and continue to serve, in Jacksonville.”
Ceremonies and activities will take place throughout the week, including a display of uniforms in the City Hall Atrium. The week will close with a gala to honor the women who paved the way for benefits now received by women veterans and to recognize women veterans who are working tirelessly in their communities. Please visit forwomenvets.org for more information.
Women Veterans Recognition Week events
Saturday, June 5 – Family Retro Fun Day
8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens (1445 Millcoe Rd. – 32225)
Sunday, June 6 – Self Care Sunday & Women of the Wall Video on Facebook Live
Monday, June 7 – Opening Ceremony/Proclamation
10 a.m. – 11 a.m., City Hall at St. James (117 W. Duval St. – 32202)
Monday, June 7 – Friday, June 11
Women Veterans Art Display at City Hall at St. James (117 W. Duval St. – 32202)
Tuesday, June 8 – Lunch & Learn “Breaking the Ceilings”
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ramada Conference Center (3130 Hartley Rd. – 32257)
Wednesday, June 9 – Women, Wealth & Wine
6 p.m., American Legion Post 9 (6242 Old Soutel Ct. – 32219)
Thursday, June 10 – Mental Health Conference
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Northeast Women Veterans, Inc. (103 Century 21 Drive – 32216)
Friday, June 11 – Paint N Sip N Fun
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Legacy Ale Works (14965 Old St. Augustine Rd. #129 – 32258)
Saturday, June 12 – Women Veterans Recognition Gala
6 p.m., Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk (1515 Prudential Dr. – 32207)