LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a Wreath Laying Ceremony for Women Veterans Day on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Livingston Oval overlooking the township's War Memorials.
Speakers of many backgrounds relating to this cause will include as Leslie Wright-Brown, Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Director of Diversity and Inclusion and an Air Force veteran; Macen Lantzman, a Livingston Resident in R.O.T.C. at the academic institution she attends; and more.
The LCDI has been organizing this event more some months with the support of the Office of Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, who has been leading the charge to enact statewide legislation for Women Veterans Appreciation Day to be recognized in New Jersey. On Friday, the holiday was officially recognized statewide to honor women on active duty in the armed forces and to highlight the state's appreciation for women veterans for their work, sacrifices and commitment.
“We look forward to raising awareness and educate on how this will make an impact for many years to come,” the LCDI said in a statement.
The program is taking place on June 12 to commemorate the anniversary of the Women in The Military Act signed by President Roosevelt. The ceremony is free and open to the public.