WHEREAS, every generation has women who have touched our Commonwealth's and our nation's history. Such women as Dorothea Dix, Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, Betsy Ross, Louisa May Alcott and Violet Oakley paved the way for the new aspirations and dreams of all women; and
WHEREAS, all citizens owe an inexpressible debt of gratitude to the dedicated women of our nation for their invaluable contributions to their families, their communities, their country and our business and professional venues.
THEREFORE, In special recognition of the vision, action and determination that women from all walks of life have contributed to the advancement and development of our Commonwealth and our nation, I, Tom Corbett, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim March 2013 as WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH in Pennsylvania. I encourage all Pennsylvanians to recognize the women who have left their imprint on the pages of history, as well as those whose leadership and vision will guide us into a future filled with hope, endless possibility and progress.
GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, on this eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen, and of the Commonwealth the two hundred and thirty-seventh.TOM CORBETT Governor SOURCE Pennsylvania Commission for Women