Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

NNOA Commemorates Women’s Equality Day

The National Naval Officers Association joins the Department of Defense and the Nation in celebrating Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the struggle of women to gain the right to vote.

Women’s Equality Day is observed Aug. 26 and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The observance has grown to include focusing attention on women’s continued efforts toward gaining full equality. It was officially established by Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute provides observance support products.

We salute the remarkable advances of women in government, military service and virtually all aspects of American life that inspire generations of youth to elevate their service to our Nation.