Northeast Florida Veterans, City of Jacksonville Hosts Weekly Celebration for Female Veterans – Action News Jax
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city of Jacksonville announced that its Military and Veterans Division will join Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. to celebrate Veteran Recognition Week for Women, now in its eighth year.
The city said this observance was founded in 2013 by the CEO of Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. and a native of Jacksonville, Dee Quaranta.
“Veterans, along with their male counterparts, have played a vital role in protecting this land and making an immeasurable contribution to our nation,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said in a press release. “I encourage all citizens to recognize the courage, honor, and dignity with which women in Jacksonville have served and continue to serve.”
Ceremonies and activities take place throughout the week, including an exhibition of uniforms in the atrium of the town hall. The week ends with a gala to honor the women who paved the way for the benefits veterans now receive and to pay tribute to the veterans who work tirelessly in their communities. Please visit forwomenvets.org for more information.
Veteran Recognition Week events for women
Saturday June 5th – Family Retro Fun Day
8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens (1445 Millcoe Rd. – 32225)
Sunday June 6th – Self Care Sunday & Women of the Wall Video on Facebook Live
Monday June 7th – Opening Ceremony / Proclamation
10 a.m. – 11 a.m., City Hall in St. James (117 W. Duval St. – 32202)
Monday June 7th – Friday June 11th
Veterans Women Art Exhibition at St. James Town Hall (117 W. Duval St. – 32202)
Tuesday, June 8th – Lunch & Learn “Breaking the Ceilings”
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Ramada Conference Center (3130 Hartley Rd. – 32257)
Wednesday June 9th – Women, Wealth & Wine
6 p.m., American Legion Post 9 (6242 Old Soutel Ct. – 32219)
Thursday June 10th – Mental Health Conference
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Northeast Women Veterans, Inc. (103 Century 21 Drive – 32216)
Friday June 11th – Paint N Sip N Fun
7 – 9 p.m., Legacy Ale Works (14965 Old St. Augustine Rd. # 129 – 32258)
Saturday June 12th – Women’s Veterans Recognition Gala
6:00 p.m., Southbank Hotel on Jacksonville Riverwalk (1515 Prudential Dr. – 32207)
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