My grandmother is the person got me interested in Government. She marched in the Woman Suffrage protests, was one of the few women in her town to be college-educated, and I always remember her reading every single page of the newspaper every single day. She was an extraordinary woman, but she was from Pittsburgh.
If you know of an extraordinary woman from Virginia, I will help you nominate her to the Virginia Women’s Monument Commission. The Commission is seeking nominations from across the Commonwealth of women who should be considered to have their names inscribed on the Wall of Honor that will be constructed on Capitol Square in Richmond.
To be considered, candidates must:
- Have been a native Virginian or have lived a great portion of her life in Virginia, and be known and recognized as a Virginian, or have achieved or contributed in a significant manner while living in Virginia.
- No longer be living and have died at least ten years prior to consideration.
- Have demonstrated notable achievement, made a significant contribution, or set an important example, within her chosen field of endeavor, her region or at the state or national level.
Nominations forms and other information can be found at http://womensmonumentcom.virginia.gov/. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2015!