Women's History 2010 Women's History 2010 : Page 3
Celebrating Women This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Presidential Proclamation that designated March the month during which communities across our nation celebrate women’s history. A generation has grown up attending Women’s History Month programs, and celebrating the contribu- tions women have made to our society. From Harriett Tubman to Susan B. Anthony and Marie Curie—we have, and should, honor them all. But during this anniversary year, we should also make it a point to remember and celebrate the lives and con- tributions of the not-so-notable women around us—the supermarket cashier whose labor helps get dinner to our tables; the nurse who inserts the IV needle and speeds us toward recovery; the custodian who vacuums our offices; the teachers who patiently lead our children from long division to geometry; and the mothers and grandmas, aunts and cousins, neighbors and friends who hand us cold drinks, pat us on the back, lend us a shoulder, and help us all get a little further every day. This Women’s History Month let’s celebrate women.