Pennsylvania Commission for Women seeks to honor female veterans

Rachel Kurland
November 30, 2018 - 3:34 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf join the Pennsylvania Commission for Women to honor female veterans during Women’s History Month 2017.

The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration will continue to show support for women across the state by honoring female veterans in the spring.

The Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Female Veterans Day ceremony as part of Women’s History Month in March 2019.

Honored veterans will be hosted by Gov. Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf and the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg.

"With more than 70,000 Pennsylvania women serving in various branches of the armed forces and an estimated 600,000 women veterans in Pennsylvania, unfortunately their selfless service too often goes unnoticed," Gov. Wolf said. 

“Women who have served deserve our recognition," echoed commission chair Randi Teplitz. "The Commission for Women is honored to meet and experience the diversity within each class of women veterans recognized — women who have triumphed in both the public and private sectors."

Nominees must be current Pennsylvania residents and have served at least four years in any branch of the U.S. military. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2019.