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In recognition of Women’s History Month during March of 2015

March 31, 2015 at 5:14 am

Throughout this Women’s History Month, please join me in honoring women who have gone above and beyond to inspire and advance our nation. For example, during the Revolutionary War, Deborah Sampson took a major risk by disguising herself as a male soldier and serving in the Continental Army. Her story is an inspiration to the brave women serving in our armed forces today.

Susan B. Anthony tenaciously fought for the women’s right to vote, helping push for equality with the eventual adoption of the 19th Amendment. As the first woman in space, Sally Ride opened the hatch for women to boldly explore and expand our knowledge of the final frontier. In present day, Aflac President Teresa White and Executive Vice President Audrey Tillman are role models for us all—serving with distinction as the first females within the highest ranks of Aflac’s executive officers.

Truly, outstanding women hold their place in the history books as visionaries and groundbreakers, but also inspire our lives as mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. It is my sincere hope that during this Women’s History Month, Americans will continue to reflect on the contributions all women have made to creating and enhancing the quality of life for all of humankind.

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