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Gov. Dayton is scheduled to proclaim June 18 as Minnesota Women Veterans Day

June 1

ST PAUL, Minn -
Gov Mark Dayton is scheduled to proclaim June 18, 2012, as Minnesota Women Veterans Day

"Gov Dayton recognizes the importance of women serving in the military and by signing this proclamation, it gives recognition to the more than 23,000 Minnesota women who have served our state and Nation," said retired Army Lt. Col. Barb O'Reilly

"As a woman who has served, this proclamation brings awareness across the state and encourages others to support women who have served or are currently serving," said O'Reilly

"In honor of this day, an inaugural event 'Women Teeing It Up For Our Women Veterans' is scheduled for June 18 at The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake, Minn," said retired Army Lt. Col. Harry Wisdom, a two-tour, Vietnam veteran and past vice-president for Tee It Up for the Troops  "The proceeds from this inaugural event will support programs and initiatives for our women veterans"

"There wasn't much recognition for Vietnam veterans," said Wisdom  "But women, who also served in Vietnam to include my wife, received even less Women served our county and are still serving and should be recognized for their sacrifice to our country"

"We're seeking women to play in our golf tournament", said Mary Newman, golf tournament committee member  However, we'll let anyone register who wants to support our women veterans  Please contact me at 952-953-6390 or mngolfer@frontiercom if you want to be part of this historic day"

Members of the media are invited to attend the 'Honoring our Women Veterans' ceremony Monday, June 18 at 12:45 pm at The Wilds Golf Course, 3151 Wilds Ridge, Prior Lake, Minn


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