Commissioners Celebrate Women’s History Month

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Leonardtown, MD - Women across the United States have helped make the country stronger and better by improving our communities and playing a vital role in achieving justice and equal rights for all our citizens. With this as a backdrop, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have proclaimed March 2018 Women’s History Month.

The 2018 Women’s History Month theme is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” It underscores the power and inspiration of generations of women working together to move history forward.

The State of Maryland was among the first states in the Nation to declare March as Women’s History Month after its initiation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, including the development of curriculum materials in all public schools statewide.

“Women continue to strengthen our Nation, State, county and the world at large by excelling as leaders in all walks of life, including business, law, politics, family life, education, community service, science, medicine, military service, and the arts,” said Commissioner John O’Connor (3rd District).

In declaring Women’s History Month, the commissioners call upon all people in St. Mary’s County to observe the month through appropriate ceremonies and activities and to remember throughout the year the many contributions made by women in the county, around the State of Maryland, and across the United States.

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