FORT HOOD — Col. Julie Lomax, deputy commander for nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Ky., spoke about women’s struggle for equality during a celebration of Women’s Equality Day on Tuesday.
Women earned the right to vote on Aug. 26, 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment. Before that, and since, women have fought to earn the same rights as men, Lomax said.
“Despite the fact that most of the central figures in history have been men, women have risen to the occasion and yielded tremendous power,” Lomax told the crowd. “Women have founded, inherited and organized businesses, and women in the military have raised their right hands to serve selflessly.”
Read more about the event in next week’s Fort Hood Herald.