March 2012: Women's History Month

WHEREAS, it is during this month that we honor the many and various contributions women of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds have made in every aspect of Michigan and U.S. history; and,


WHEREAS, we celebrate the successes of business women, applaud the women who have made marks in areas from agriculture to politics and honor our women veterans and service members who have selflessly served our country, both at home and abroad; and, 


WHEREAS, the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame honors more than 200 Michigan women who have left their mark on this great state, serving as role models for women of the 21st century and  inspiring those from all walks of life to achieve great things; and,


WHEREAS, during this month, we celebrate the women who have made and are making a difference in Michigan; we truly admire the women who have fearlessly broken barriers, paving the way for future female leaders; 


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 2012 as Women's History Month in Michigan.