Statement by Assistant
to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Bill Authorizing
Construction of a Women's
President today signed S. 2042, authorizing the construction of a statue of a
woman veteran in a place of honor at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
10,000 women served the cause of freedom in the
It is important that we acknowledge their countless contributions, sacrifices, and achievements because they participated in one of the most heroic chapters in our nation's history. Just as they stood with their brothers in Pleiku and Cu Chi, just as they died with them at Chu Lai and Qui Nhon, women have earned the right to stand for all time in a place of honor at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Note: S. 2042, approved November 15, was assigned Public Law No. 100 - 660.