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The observance recognizing women's contributions was established by Public Law100-9.  This observance runs through the month of March and celebrates the struggles and achievements of women throughout the history of the United States. Commentary - Women’s History Month: achieving new heights
Back in 1980, the recognition of women was observed as National Women’s History Week, typically during the second week of March. It was not until 1986 that the National Women’s History Project had petitioned congress and was successful in expanding the celebration to the entire month. The Department of Defense observes Women’s History Month as a
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