Warrior Transition Brigade commander, Col. John Kolessar, presents a certificate of appreciation to Lt. Col. Esther King, who was the guest speaker for the brigade’s joint celebration of Women’s Equality Day with Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. The event commemorates the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Kolessar added to King’s remarks by telling the Soldiers that they have been a part of the global push for women’s equality either indirectly or directly through their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. David Castro, of the Warrior Transition Brigade, looks over posters that represent the women’s suffrage movement and battle of women’s rights. Castro said he is glad women have more rights today than before and feels that they should be able to do anything they are capable of doing.
At right, Lt. Col. Esther King, of the Warrior Transition Brigade, chats with Staff Sgt. Gloria Jackson following the a celebration of Women’s Equality Day. King was guest speaker for the Aug. 23 event.
Raylene Gill, a volunteer performer, acts out a speech given by Susan B. Anthony during the Fort Hood Women’s Equality Day observance at Club Hood on Aug. 26. Gill was one of many performers that participated in the day’s equality celebration.
Dr. Diane Howard, retired University of Mary Hardin-Baylor professor of performance studies, speaks on the history of women’s rights to a host of soldiers and civilians during the Fort Hood Women’s Equality Day observance at Club Hood on Aug. 26. Howard is also an accomplished actress, producer, scholar and author.
Maj. Gen. Warren E. Phipps Jr., First Army Division West commander, thanks all of the participants and performers contributing to the Fort Hood Women’s Equality Day observance at Club Hood on Aug. 26. The participants included volunteer performers, singers, guest speakers and local poets from around the city and Fort Hood.