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Installation takes part in Women’s Equality Day observance

 
Story and photo by Derek Gean
Assistant editor
dgean@gannett.com

The Fort Leonard Wood community celebrated women’s equality Tuesday with a breakfast at the Fort Leonard Wood USO.

Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman served as keynote speaker for the installation Women’s Equality Day Observance, which commemorates women receiving the right to vote in the United States upon passage of the 19th Amendment. Women’s Equality Day for 2016 is Aug. 26.

Hardman, the third female mayor of Waynesville, is well known in the Fort Leonard Wood community and taught history at Waynesville High School from 1971 until 2001. She has also served as an adjunct history professor with Drury University for 20 years.

The two-term mayor paid tribute to historic female figures who have led the way throughout American  history.  

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