A bipartisan bill honoring the service and sacrifice of women veterans will be up for a vote.  If passed, Senator Amanda Shelton’s Bill 294 would establish June 12 of each year as Women Veterans Recognition Day. 

Lawmakers spoke in support of the measure during their legislative session on Friday, moving it to the voting file. 

"This bill is well deserved of our women veterans. There are about 21 states and territories that have already put this into law. I only pray that other territories and states will follow suit. Women have served side by side alongside men in the armed forces for decades," Shelton announced before her colleagues.

"We see a lot of women stepping up to the plate. We know that this is such an honor and a privilege that they continue to protect the freedoms we live with today."

All senators have been added as co-sponsors to the bill.