Women Veterans Appreciation Day Resolution Reintroduced by Blackburn, Booker, Rosen, Braun

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating June 12, 2022 as Women Veterans Appreciation Day to honor women veterans for their military service and recognize the growing presence of women in the United States Armed Forces and National Guard. June 12marks the day the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 was signed into law, legislation that allowed women to serve as permanent members of the military.

“Women have been an asset to our military and served valiantly alongside their brothers in arms for over a century. Our female patriots save lives, win battles, and defend the cause of freedom for our nation and our partners abroad. This bipartisan resolution recognizes their invaluable contributions and is an important part of our work to honor Tennessee’s courageous veteran community,” said Senator Blackburn

“Despite barriers and prejudices, women have courageously served in the United States military since our nation’s inception, from their efforts in the American Revolution to defending the Union in the Civil War,” said Sen. Booker. “Following in the footsteps of those early trailblazers, women have since taken up diverse roles in our Armed Forces. This resolution honors the selfless sacrifices these women have made on behalf of our nation and also draws attention to the fact that we must do more not just in words, but in action, to help women veterans reentering civilian life.”

“For over a century, women have bravely served our country with honor – from working as spies in the Civil War to fighter pilots and special operations forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria,” said Senator Rosen. “America’s women veterans deserve our nation’s thanks and recognition for their service, which is why I am proud to help introduce this resolution in recognition of women’s sacrifices and commitment to protecting our freedoms at home and abroad.”

“There are over 33,000 female veterans from Indiana and it is vital that we recognize their service and sacrifice for our nation, while acknowledging the unique challenges they face. I am proud to cosponsor the Women Veterans Appreciation Day Resolution for the third year to recognize the strength and courage of all our female veterans,” said Senator Mike Braun.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that Senators Blackburn and Booker have introduced a Senate resolution marking June 12 as Women Veterans Appreciation Day. To view the full text of the resolution, click here.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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