2010-06-18 / Community

Titus Recognizes Women Vets

Assemblywoman Michele Titus has announced that the Assembly passed two resolutions honoring the service of New York’s women veterans. The first declares June 12, 2010, “Women Veterans’ Recognition Day” (K.1475) and the other recognizes as active military duty the service provided by the women of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II (K.1418).

On June 9, the Assembly welcomed and honored New York State women veterans during a ceremony in the chamber. Women Veterans’ Recognition Day marks the anniversary of President Truman signing the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 – a law that permitted women to serve as full members of the United States armed forces, but failed to include the women of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.

In an effort to grant these female nurses the same benefits as veterans, the Assembly passed a resolution which urges Congress to recognize as active military service the time dedicated by the women.

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