June 18 is Minnesota Women Veterans Day
Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to proclaim June 18, 2012, as Minnesota Women Veterans Day.
"Gov. Dayton recognizes the importance of women serving in the military and
by signing this proclamation, it gives recognition to the more than 23,000
Minnesota women who have served our state and Nation," said retired Army Lt.
Col. Barb O'Reilly.
"As a woman who has served, this proclamation brings awareness across the
state and encourages others to support women who have served or are
currently serving," said O'Reilly.
"In honor of this day, an inaugural event 'Women Teeing It Up For Our Women
Veterans' is scheduled for June 18 at The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake,
Minn.," said retired Army Lt. Col. Harry Wisdom, a two-tour, Vietnam veteran
and past vice-president for Tee It Up for the Troops. "The proceeds from
this inaugural event will support programs and initiatives for our women
"There wasn't much recognition for Vietnam veterans," said Wisdom. "But
women, who also served in Vietnam to include my wife, received even less.
Women served our county and are still serving and should be recognized for
their sacrifice to our country."
"We're seeking women to play in our golf tournament", said Mary Newman, golf
tournament committee member. However, we'll let anyone register who wants
to support our women veterans. Please contact me at 952-953-6390 or
firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be part of this historic day."