Texas Tech University

Texas Tech to Host Women Veterans Day Discussion Panel

Amanda Castro-Crist

June 8, 2018

Five women veterans will discuss their military experiences and offer advice to future female service members.

WHAT: Panel discussion to coincide with the first Women Veterans Day in Texas.

WHEN: 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 12)

WHERE: Helen Devitt-Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St. Attendees may park near the west entrance of the museum.

EVENT: On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Women's Armed Services Integration Act into law, which enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces. On June 9, 2017, the 85th Texas Legislature established June 12 as Women Veterans Day to recognize the role of women in the military forces and to commemorate the sacrifices of and valor displayed by Texas women veterans.

In celebration of the first observance of Women Veterans Day, Texas Tech's Military & Veterans Programs, the Museum of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterOffice of Student ServicesVeterans and Military Advising will host a panel discussion featuring women veterans. The panelists will discuss their military experiences, offer advice to future female service members and speak on the importance of community awareness of women veterans.

The featured panelists are:

Lubbock's American Legion Post 575 will host a reception following the panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.