Month celebrates women moving history forward

Cynthia Randall
Contributing Writer

***image2***Each year, March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country. 

The stories of women’s historic achievements present an expanded view of the complexity and contradiction of living a full and purposeful life.

The knowledge of women’s history provides a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. This perspective can encourage girls and women to think larger and bolder and can give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.

The theme for this Women’s History Month is “Generations of Women Moving History Forward.”  This theme celebrates the wisdom and tenacity of prior and future generations of women and recognizes the power and impact of generations working together. 

Moving history forward is a process of individuals coming together for the greater good of the society and confirming the idea that individuals working together can be effective in building a better, more compassionate world.

• For images of military women in the KMC moving  history forward, turn to page 10. Also, see page 14 for essay excerpts on “The most important woman in my life.”

Did you know?

• As of September 2006, women represented 14 percent of the active Army, 23.2 percent of the Army Reserve and 13.3 percent of the Army National Guard

• As of October 2006 there were 15,226 women serving in operations
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