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National Vet Girls Rock Day

February 19, 2023 All day

February 19th is National Vet Girls Rock Day!

National Vet Girls Rock Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 19th to honor and recognize the contributions of women in the military.

Women have played important roles in the military throughout history, although their roles and opportunities have varied depending on the time period, culture, and country.

In the United States, women have served in the military since the American Revolutionary War, often in support roles such as nursing, cooking, and sewing. During World War I and World War II, women served in larger numbers as nurses, clerks, and other support staff, and some also served as pilots and other non-combat roles.

It wasn’t until 1948 that women were officially recognized as a permanent part of the U.S. military with the passage of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, which allowed women to serve in the regular armed forces on a permanent basis. Despite this milestone, women continued to face discrimination and limited opportunities for many years.

In the decades that followed, women in the military continued to make significant strides, with more opportunities for education, training, and leadership positions. In 1993, the U.S. military lifted its ban on women serving in combat roles, although restrictions remained in place for some positions.

Today, women serve in every branch of the U.S. military and in a wide range of roles, from combat positions to non-combat support roles. While challenges and obstacles remain, women have made significant progress in achieving equality and recognition in the military, and their contributions continue to be an important part of military history and culture.

Happy National Vet Girls Rock Day!