Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
May 8, 2007
Contact: Tiffany Champion
(512) 463-0126

Senator Van de Putte Files Resolution to Pay Tribute to Texas Women who Served in the Armed Forces during World War II

(AUSTIN, TX) -- On Wednesday, May 9, 2007, Senator Leticia Van de Putte will be recognized on Senate Resolution 950, which honors eleven Texas women, representing the several hundred thousand women, who served in the Armed Forces during World War II.

During the World War II years, women also served with the Salvation Army, the United Service Organizations, the Red Cross, the Young Men's Christian Association, the Cadet Nurse Corps, the American Legion Auxiliary, and many other local and national organizations.

The efforts of all of these women were crucial to achieving the Allied victory, as well as contributing greatly to the comfort and well-being of the troops.

The eleven honorees include women from Waco, Austin, Kerrville, Victoria, Wichita Falls, Dale and throughout the state of Texas. The event includes an exhibit on Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), which will be on display in the Capitol extension.

The Senate convenes at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday and the resolution will be read shortly thereafter. Press is welcome.

Senator Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) serves as Chair of the Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee.