Release Date: March 4, 2022
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. – Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day offer annual opportunities during the month of March to recognize the notable and extraordinary legacies of women and girls in the making of our collective histories.
Charlestown Mayor Treva Hodges will proclaim “Women’s Day in the City of Charlestown,” on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. in City Hall. Mayor Hodges invites the public to attend a reading of the proclamation followed by a reception.
Among those invited to attend the ceremony include the women who worked in record numbers at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant during WWII. The long list of strong women who worked during that time helped shape Charlestown. Many went on to, and continue to serve in all aspects of home, private industry, education, medicine, religion, and government. They continue to inspire new generations of current young women and girls who have yet to write their own accomplishments in Charlestown’s future.
“Women’s history is not only world history, or American history, but is an essential part of Charlestown’s history,” the proclamation reads.
Celebrating the contributions of women and girls, be it social, economic, spiritual, and cultural, should continue to inspire generations to come.
“Elevating the status of women and girls in the City of Charlestown is a matter of justice and equity and inspires us all to view women and girls as essential members of a prosperous city,” the proclamation reads.