Great News for the “HELLO GIRLS”!

From the World War One Centennial Commission.


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Happy Friday! Great news!

From a Press Release issued 3/28/19 on a key Commission initiative:

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) today introduced H.R. 1953, the “Hello Girls” Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that would honor over 220 American women who served as phone operators with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in France during World War I. As phone operators, these women played a pivotal role in connecting American and French forces on the front lines of battle, helping to translate and efficiently communicate strategy. H.R. 1953 would award these women, the “Hello Girls” as they came to be known, with the Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress—for their service and subsequent sixty-year fight for veteran status and the benefits that are earned with it.

 

Please do contact your Representatives and ask that they support H.R. 1953, a non-partisan and very important recognition for a group of women who helped our Doughboys to be victorious!

Have a great weekend!

Dan

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Hi:

Thank you for your continued service to our country.

As a constituent, I would like you to support H.R. 1953, the “Hello Girls” Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that serves to honor the heroism and patriotism of more than 200 women who served our country as battlefield telephone operators in WWI. Will you sign on as a co-sponsor? Thank you.

 

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