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Naval Administrative Message announced to all commands to encourage in celebrating women’s history of equality in the Navy during Women’s Equality Day. This annual observance celebrates the contributions women have made throughout history working toward full equality in the United States.

Women’s Equality Day was established by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the long struggle of generations of women to gain the right to vote. According to the National Women’s History Project, while originally created to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment, the observance today recognizes the anniversary of women’s suffrage and of the continued efforts toward equality.

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