First Lady Cecilia Abbott addresses first annual Texas Women Vet

First Lady Cecilia Abbott addresses first annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration

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AUSTIN, Texas -

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott attended the first annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration at the Texas State Capitol. She celebrated with thousands of Texans in Austin, and across the state, honoring the 177,000 women veterans in the Lone Star State. First Lady Abbott also participated in the opening ceremony of the South Steps by reading the Women Veterans Day proclamation from Governor Greg Abbott. 

“Throughout America’s proud military history, women have played a vital role, serving with honor and distinction,” said First Lady Abbott. “Women have displayed the bravery, commitment and strength we have come to expect from our military, and I am proud to recognize and commend their selflessness and dedication.”

Governor Abbott signed into law HB 2698, designating June 12 as Women Veterans Day in Texas. Festivities included live music, a resource fair, art exhibit, and round table and panel discussions. 

Other Women Veterans Day celebrations took place across the state as well. 

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