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Women's History Month

We will be recognizing Women’s History Month with different quotes and sayings throughout March.  According to, Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”

In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.  Each president since then has issue proclamations each year declaring March Women’s History Month. 

Friday, March 1
“Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever wasted.”
- Educator and Humanitarian Helen Keller

Monday, March 4 
“If you get, give.  If you learn, teach.”
- Maya Angelou

Wednesday, March 6
“Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward.”
- Hillary Clinton

Monday, March 11
“Every person must live their life as a model for others.”
- Rosa Parks

Wednesday, March 13
“I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.”
- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Friday, March 15
“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”
- Championship Tennis Player Billie Jean King

Monday, March 18
“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.”
- Michelle Obama

Wednesday, March 20
“Be a first-rate version of yourself, rather than a second-rate version of someone else.”
- Actress Judy Garland

Friday, March 22
“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling.  It’s why you were born.”
- Oprah Winfrey