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Presidential Proclamations - WHM

Women's History Month Proclamations, issued by the US Presidents, usually in late February and early March.

Women's History Month 2009
Presidential proclamation of Women's History Month 2009 by President Barack Obama. This year's women's history month proclamation highlights women who contributed to saving our planet.

Women's History Month 2008
A proclamation of Women's History Month, 2008, by President George W. Bush.

Women's History Month 2007
A proclamation of Women's History Month, 2007, by President George W. Bush.

Women's History Month 2006
A proclamation of Women's History Month, 2006, by President George W. Bush.

Women's History Month - 2005 - Presidential Proclamation
A proclamation of Women's History Month, 2005, by President George W. Bush.

2004: Women's History Month Presidential Proclamation
George W. Bush proclaims US Women's History Month, highlighting women in higher education and women in the armed forces in wartime.

2003: Women's History Month Presidential Proclamation
American President George W. Bush proclaims Women's History Month with this proclamation highlighting Abigail Adams, women inventors, and the growing number of women in America who are entering the work force and starting their own businesses.

2002: Women's History Month Presidential Proclamation
US President George W. Bush proclaims Women's History Month, highlighting such women as Sakajawea (Sacagawea), Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Blackwell, Helen Keller, and Clara Barton. The proclamation ties Clara Barton's founding of the Red Cross to service of women in responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

2001: Women's History Month Presidential Proclamation
George W. Bush, US President, honors women as "captains" of their own destinies, building on the contributions of such women as Margaret Fuller, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, Margaret Chase Smith, Eleanor Roosevelt, women pioneers in higher education, women authors, women patriots, women with "fortitude," and the sacrifice of mothers and grandmothers.

2000: Women's History Month Presidential Proclamation
President Bill Clinton honors women astronauts and other brave and pioneering women, along with those representing Americans in Congress, in proclaiming Women's History Month, 2000.

1999: Women's History Month Presidential Proclamation
American President Bill Clinton proclaims Women's History Month, 1999, highlighting women who have helped shape America's destiny, including Nellie Bly with her investigative reporting, suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights leader Fannie Hamer, physicist Chien-Shiung Wu.

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