Women's History Month Proclamation

At March Borough Council Meeting, Mayor Martin issued a proclamation in honor of Women's History Month in the Borough of Paxtang:

WHEREAS, the Borough of Paxtang takes pride in recognizing March 2022 as Women’s History Month; and

WHEREAS, women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our Borough, Commonwealth, and Nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and

WHEREAS, women have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of the life of the Nation by constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside of the home; and

WHEREAS, women have played a unique role throughout the history of the Nation by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the Nation; and

WHEREAS, women were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our Nation; and

WHEREAS, women of every race, class, and ethnic background served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement; and

WHEREAS, women have served our country courageously in the military; and

WHEREAS, women have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and other movements, especially the peace movement, which create a more fair and just society for all; and

WHEREAS, women have served and shaped the Borough of Paxtang as elected officials, community leaders, first responders, teachers, homemakers, business owners, and in many other capacities since the Borough’s founding,

NOW THEREFORE, I, Nathan Martin, the Mayor of the Borough of Paxtang, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2022 as Women’s History Month and ask all residents of Paxtang to join me in commemorating the countless contributions of women to our Borough, our Nation and the World.

Resources to Learn More

Besty Ross
born Jan. 1, 1752, in Philadelphia, PA
made the First American Flag

--Photo from PennLive, 2019, Influential Women of PA