Speaking Kurtly

Beginning in 1982 with a resolution in the U.S Congress, we have honored the amazing achievements of women throughout the building of our nation.

Women’s History Month has it origins in that 1981 act of Congress that proclaimed the week of March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Congress passed joint resolutions for the same purpose, and in 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to designate March 1987 at “Women’s History Month.”

Congress continued to pass that resolution from year-to-year, and now, since 1995, presidents have issued proclamations designating March to honor the great women in history. These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

As we celebrate the role of women this month, we’d love to hear from you. There are women making history in Sevier, Piute, and Wayne counties right now. Send me an email at kjohnson@cherryroad.com and share those stories with me. We’d love to share some of them in The Reaper over the next few weeks.