Northeast Florida Women Veterans, City of Jacksonville hosting weeklong celebration of women veterans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The City of Jacksonville said its Military Affairs and Veterans Department will join Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. to celebrate Women Veterans Recognition Week, now in its eighth year.

The city said this observance was founded in 2013 by Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc.’s CEO and Jacksonville native, Dee Quaranta.

“Women veterans have played an integral part in protecting this country alongside their male counterparts, making immeasurable contributions to our nation,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry in a news release. “I encourage all citizens to recognize the courage, honor, and dignity with which women have served, and continue to serve, in Jacksonville.”

Ceremonies and activities will take place throughout the week, including a display of uniforms in the City Hall Atrium. The week will close with a gala to honor the women who paved the way for benefits now received by women veterans and to recognize women veterans who are working tirelessly in their communities. Please visit forwomenvets.org for more information.

Women Veterans Recognition Week events

Saturday, June 5 – Family Retro Fun Day

8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens (1445 Millcoe Rd. – 32225)

Sunday, June 6 – Self Care Sunday & Women of the Wall Video on Facebook Live

Monday, June 7 – Opening Ceremony/Proclamation

10 a.m. – 11 a.m., City Hall at St. James (117 W. Duval St. – 32202)

Monday, June 7 – Friday, June 11

Women Veterans Art Display at City Hall at St. James (117 W. Duval St. – 32202)

Tuesday, June 8 – Lunch & Learn “Breaking the Ceilings”

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ramada Conference Center (3130 Hartley Rd. – 32257)

Wednesday, June 9 – Women, Wealth & Wine

6 p.m., American Legion Post 9 (6242 Old Soutel Ct. – 32219)

Thursday, June 10 – Mental Health Conference

9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Northeast Women Veterans, Inc. (103 Century 21 Drive – 32216)

Friday, June 11 – Paint N Sip N Fun

7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Legacy Ale Works (14965 Old St. Augustine Rd. #129 – 32258)

Saturday, June 12 – Women Veterans Recognition Gala

6 p.m., Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk (1515 Prudential Dr. – 32207)